Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s recent Instagram post had angered some MMA fans including her opponent Weili Zhang. The former Polish champ made a joke about the recent Coronavirus outbreak in China.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk is scheduled to take on Weili Zhang at UFC 248. The fight will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Joanna posted an image on her Instagram story which showed her wearing a chemical protective mask next to Zhang.
Meanwhile, Weili Zhang didn’t take the joke lightly. She took to Instagram where she said that the joke was out of line.
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To make fun of tragedy is a true sign of ones character. People are dying, someones father, someones mother, someones child. Say what you want about me if it makes you feel stronger but do not joke about what’s happening here. I wish you good health until March 7th. I will see you soon.
“To make fun of tragedy is a true sign of ones character. People are dying, someones father, someones mother, someones child. Say what you want about me if it makes you feel stronger but do not joke about what’s happening here. I wish you good health until March 7th. I will see you soon,” Zhang posted on Instagram.
Jedrzejczyk later took to Instagram where she posted an apology video.
“Hey champ. Hey Weili. So sorry to make you feel bad, but I would never make fun of people with an illness or virus. I didn’t want you to get offended, but I just made fun of the funny internet meme. So, so sorry, but still, I will see you March 7th and don’t get emotional, OK?” Joanna posted on her Instagram story.
What is Coronavirus?
As per economic times, The coronavirus is a family of viruses that can cause a range of illnesses in humans including common cold and more severe forms like SARS and MERS which are life-threatening.
So far Coronavirus has killed 170 people and thousands are affected by it. The Virus has now spread to 19 countries. Many countries bordering China have closed their land borders.
The Virus originated in Wuhan province of China. Wuhan has a population of 11 Million. So far the Chinese Communist Party has imposed transportation restrictions on a dozen cities.
The World Health Organisation has praised China’s efforts to curb the virus.
“Stopping the spread of this virus both in China and globally is WHO’s highest priority,” said Dr Tedros, regional director of WHO. “We appreciate the seriousness with which China is taking this outbreak, especially the commitment from top leadership, and the transparency they have demonstrated, including sharing data and genetic sequence of the virus. WHO is working closely with the government on measures to understand the virus and limit transmission. WHO will keep working side-by-side with China and all other countries to protect health and keep people safe.” (H/T – WHO)
BREAKING: Coronavirus death toll rises to 170
— The Spectator Index (@spectatorindex) January 30, 2020
Confirmed coronavirus cases.
– United States
– South Korea
– Hong Kong
– Sri Lanka
— The Spectator Index (@spectatorindex) January 29, 2020
Meanwhile, the UFC 248 fight card is headlined by Israel Adesanya and Yoel Romero. The ‘Stylebender’ will de defending his title for the very first time.
UFC 248 CARD
Israel Adesanya vs Yoel Romero – UFC Middleweight title
Weili Zhang vs Joanna Jedrzejcyzk – UFC strawweight title
Emily Whitmire vs Polyana Vianna (Strawweight)
Danaa Batgerel vs Guido Cannetti (Bantamweight)
Neil Magni vs Li Jingliang (Welterweight)
Rodolfo Vieira vs Saparbek Safarov (Middleweight)
Alex Oliveira vs Max Griffin (Welterweight)