Former UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk could be set to make a move to the UFC’s newly minted flyweight division in a bid to once again become champion.
Jedrzejczyk (14-2) failed to recapture the strawweight title from Rose Namajunas at last week’s UFC 223 event, losing out via unanimous decision. The 30-year-old revealed during a recent chat with MMANYTT that she is considering a move up to the 125-pound weight-class.
“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,” Jedrzejczyk said. “But I still feel young, my last camp was the best camp in my life.”
Despite the possibility of moving up to flyweight, the former champ says she still hopes to one day win back the strawweight belt.
“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,” Jedrzejczyk said. “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.”
“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.
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