Joanna Jedrzejczyk discusses her future after UFC 231 loss
Joanna Jedrzejczyk had a chance to make history at UFC 231. She was looking to become the first-ever female UFC fighter to be a champion in two weight classes when she was taking on Valentina Shevchenko. Ultimately, Shevchenko won the fight by unanimous decision.
Even though she lost the title shot at flyweight, Jedrzejczyk feels comfortable staying at 125-pounds.
”I feel good in the flyweight division,” Jedrzejczyk said at the UFC 231 post-fight press conference. “I see how my body reacted to the diet and a few more pounds, I was happy and in a good mood, I could do more. Definitely, it’s a good division for me.”
Even though Jedrzejczyk feels comfortable at flyweight, reclaiming her strawweight title is a goal of hers. Jedrzejczyk lost back-to-back fights to Rose Namajunas to lose her belt. Now, it appears Namajunas will fight Jessica Andrade next. Even though it is Jedrzejczyk’s goal to reclaim her belt, she will only be going back down to fight for the belt.
”I definitely want to challenge myself and chase my other dream and go for the strawweight belt again,” she said. “So I will wait for Andrade and Rose to fight next year. Rose has only four months left to defend the belt, because otherwise she might lose the belt with no fight. That’s the thing. I was pretty busy champion, other champions are pretty busy, but if you don’t defend your title once a year, you’re losing the belt.