Joanna Jedrzejczyk Shares Picture of a Massive Cut on Shin

Published 05/05/2021, 10:15 AM EDT
TORONTO, ON – DECEMBER 8: Joanna Jedrzejczyk of Poland enters the ring prior to her fight against Valentina Shevchenko of Kyrgyzstan in a flyweight bout during the UFC 231 event at Scotiabank Arena on December 8, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)


Former UFC strawweight champion, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, took to Instagram recently to post a picture of her gruesome shin injury. Jedrzejczyk had her shin busted open, and she attributed it to one of the many pains of being a professional fighter.

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So you wanna be a Fighter?🙈 #imnotamodel #imafighter ⬅️ SWIPE left at your own risk 🚑 The good thing is that I can be back to training tomorrow morning😃 Big thanks to surgeon Bartek Maminski and @damianosmash for a quick and great hospitality on ER👨🏼‍⚕️🏥 @kamiliwanczyk we will be back!✊🏼#gohardorgohome #imafighter #stillpretty #iamnotamodel #ufc #wmma,” wrote Jedrzejczyk.

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This is not the first time Jedrzejczyk has suffered an injury like that. In fact, fans must remember the ballooned-up state of her face during her epic war against another former champion, Zhang Weili, at UFC 248. That was Joanna’s last appearance inside the Octagon.

Zhang recently lost her belt to Rose Namajunas at UFC 261. Namajunas also happens to be Jedrzejczyk’s former opponent. So, it’s understandable that the Polish fighter might be gunning for a third shot at ‘Thug’. But it seems likely that Namajunas will face Zhang next in a rematch, as the latter will come in with the fire of vengeance.

TORONTO, CANADA – DECEMBER 08: (L-R) Valentina Shevchenko of Kyrgyzstan battles Joanna Jedrzejczyk of Poland in their UFC strawweight championship fight during the UFC 231 event at Scotiabank Arena on December 8, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Nevertheless, fans can only hope that Jedrzejczyk heals up from her injury as soon as possible. This won’t impact her preparation for her next fight, as she already wrote that she will be back in training soon.

Should Joanna Jedrzejczyk fight for the belt again?

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Jedrzejczyk is a legend of the sport and was undefeated in her career until her first loss to Namajunas. But she has lost a bit of momentum recently, losing 4 out of her last 6 matches. A win against Michelle Waterson in 2019 was her last triumph inside the Octagon.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 07: Joanna Jedrzejczyk at the end of her fight during a split decision loss to Weili Zhang in a strawweight title bout at T-Mobile Arena on March 07, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Regardless, one can expect her to be next in line for the belt, given her accolades throughout her career. But if Zhang and Namajunas rematches, the Polish might have to look elsewhere for an opponent.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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