UFC flyweight contender Joanne Calderwood is set to meet her next opponent Jennifer Maia in the upcoming UFC on ESPN 31 event at Apex Centre this week. However, ‘Jojo’ Calderwood has been grabbing headlines for some other reasons too.
The 34-year-old Scottish fighter did a lot of impressions of fellow UFC superstars during a media round in the past. The official handle of UFC Europe posted the video where Joanne is spotted duplicating Nate Diaz’s famous callout to Conor McGregor in 2015.
Although it was just a friendly banter from Joanne’s side, she newly expressed her desire to face Conor McGregor. No wonder, a statement which might surprise the entire UFC roster.
It is clear that Joanne was impersonating Nate Diaz in the clip and she had no intention of feuding with ‘The Notorious’. However, she still added some more thrill to the mix lately.
Calderwood revealed to Aaron Bronsteter that she called out Conor McGregor because she is sure about the Irish denying the call. If it may sound absurd, let us clarify that Joanne is in no mood to face the Irishman. Neither is she planting another intergender championship seed in UFC.
It was just an entertaining stunt from the Scottish for her fans. Explaining the callout, Joanne said, “Yeah coz he (McGregor) is surely not coming to my weight. He is unwilling to cut off his both legs. I wonder if he responds to that if you come out of retirement. (laughs).”
She has impersonated a lot of iconic moments of UFC fighters in the process. But Conor McGregor has predictably garnered all the attention.
While internet callouts have been a predictable stance for McGregor, a friendly callout from Joanne ‘Jojo’ Calderwood has entertained a bunch of UFC fans recently. McGregor is yet to react over the current issue like he usually does.
‘Jojo’ Calderwood will fight a tough contestant in Jennifer Maia this week. While Calderwood is coming off an impressive win in her last performance, Maia would want to bounce back from a crushing defeat.
That said, Maia is still a worthy opponent. She boasts a pro record of 17 wins, 6 losses, and one no contest. She has already notched notable victories against Roxanne Modafferi and Alexis Davis. Thus, Calderwood cannot afford to take her lightly.
Otherly, Calderwood has a pro-MMA record of 14 wins and four losses. She is 6-4 in UFC. Her UFC journey has been promising until now. No wonder a couple of wins would bring her closer to the divisional champion, Valentina Shevchenko.
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