Joanna Jedrzejczyk Blasts Zhang Weili- Calls Her A “Little Girl” Ahead Of UFC 248

Published 03/07/2020, 1:00 AM EST


Going into UFC 248 Joanna Jedrzejczyk believes that the champion Zhang Weili is her own enemy. She feels Magnum is getting too cocky and arrogant for her own good.

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Jedrzejczyk first came face to face with the champion during the media festivities. Jedrzejczyk took away one thing from their initial encounter that Magnum is too big for her boots.

“Acting like she’s confident. She’s overconfident – in her eyes, I can see that she’s a little girl. She’s not ready. It’s too much for her. She doesn’t know how to carry herself as a champ, and I will prove that.”- Joanna Jedrzejczyk to MMA Junkie

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Jedrzejczyk says that she wants to make Weili quit. She wants to make the champion beg for the fight to stop. The American Top Team fighter is planning on making this a possibility by simply outclassing her opponent in the octagon.

The 32-year-old Polish national knows that Weili is a lethal opponent. And she is willing to give it her all to reclaim her title that slipped through her fingers in November 2017. Jedrzejczyk seems very headstrong and confident about her chances in the battle.

“I see that she is overconfident, she is getting cocky and arrogant – and she doesn’t want to look in my eyes. I will do my best to make her quit and beg me to stop. But I know she is very dangerous. Everything and anything can happen. Knockout, submission. I’m ready to go through the war.”- Joanna Jedrzejczyk

More Than A Fight For Joanna Jedrzejczyk

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UFC 248 represents more than just a title fight for Jedrzejczyk for she will become the first female fighter in the UFC to hold two separate title reigns in the same division. She wants to return the belt to its natural habitat, that is, in her possession.

“It’s the most important fight of my fighting career, in my life. I’m very happy to be the challenger and take back what belongs to me. I was the champ for 966 days and it’s been more than 518 days without me having the belt, without me being the champ. I’m the right person to be the challenger for the strawweight belt.”- Joanna Jedrzejczyk

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Coming off of 3 losses in her last 5 bouts, odds are certainly in the favor of the Chinese fighter. Weili has only known victories for her last loss came way back in 2013 against Meng Bo. She remains unbeaten in her stint in the UFC. Will she continue her glorious run or will Jedrzejczyk put her in her place?

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