UFC: Joanna Jedrzejczyk considering move to Flyweight division

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Former UFC Women’s Strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk suffered a unanimous decision defeat to Rose Namajunas at UFC 223. This was Joanna’s second straight loss to Namajunas and now, she is considering a potential move to the Flyweight division.

Joanna is considering a move to Flyweight division (PC: CBS sports)

In an interview with MMANytt, Joanna talked about the same and said that even though she is poised to win the 115 championship, she is interested in moving to 125.

“It would definitely be a more healthy solution. After 15 years in the sport, my metabolism is wearing out. We have some limits – even though I think limits are only in our heads, time goes on. But I still feel young, my last camp was the best camp in my life.” Joanna said.

Prior to her first fight with Namajunas, Joanna had faced weight cut issues but her weight cut for the second one seemed more comfortable. The move to Flyweight would apparently get rid of such issues.

“We will see, perhaps I will have one debut fight in flyweight, but getting strawweight belt is definitely still my goal. Many people ask me about the trilogy, as I said, I don’t know. I don’t know if Rose will still be the champion. I still feel hunger to fight the best, to reach the highest trophies, as I felt for 15 years of my career. So it’s my intention to fight for the UFC belt again.” She added.

Potential trilogy with Namajunas

While closing the interview, Joanna also talked about a potential trilogy fight with Namajunas.

“Will Rose remain champion? I don’t know, we will see. As we saw, she just defended her title for the first time. Congratulations, our fight was excellent, and I’m really proud of that. We will see, perhaps we will have a trilogy. We should prepare for that,” she concluded.

The 30-year-old is currently 14-2 in her career with her only losses coming against Rose Namajunas.


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