Former UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk considering move to the flyweight division

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.

Could Jedrzejczyk become champ once again in the flyweight division?

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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Fight fans, should Jedrzejczyk move up to flyweight or stay at strawweight? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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4 comments

  1. i’m no scientist, but i have a bro science feeling that each big ass weight cut hurts the girl in a small way, so that making future big ass weight cuts is more dificult. And as they get older, making big ass weight cuts is more dfficult, so those two things combined makes it double worse.
    That’ probably why cyborg can’t have kids and wants to adopt , or was it be the caretaker of her lil niece, because her uterus is probably beat up from those annihilating weight cuts she’s done.

  2. Unfortunately for JJ, she finds herself in much the same situation as Valentina. Having been beaten by the champs of their respective weight classes twice, like Valentina, JJ needs to move to 125 to fight for the title. Normally, she would probably have to fight a top contender first, but since JJ vs. Val would be such a money-maker, assuming the latter defeats Nicco, that’s the fight the UFC would probably make. Unfortunately for JJ, if she can’t beat Rose, I think she would have even less of a chance against Val.

    1. Rose would have a medium chance of beating Claudia Gahdela. to my mind, a very low chance of beating Jessica Andrade. Joanna beat those two. But i don’t think Rose can. But rose beat jj twice! MMA math…

      1. yep, matchups and all. JJ was too passive and straightforward. she needed to adapt her style and be the aggressor to beat Rose. Jessica Andrade will remind everyone what happens when you can tank, seal off or fight around Rose’s boxing.

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