Joanna Jedrzejczyk says she’s more than willing to face Valentina Shevchenko for the currently vacant UFC women’s flyweight title.
After Dana White announced that Nicco Montano was stripped of the flyweight title at UFC 228, Jędrzejczyk’s name was immediately thrown in the mix as a potential title challenger.
The former strawweight champion (15-2) has kept herself busy outside of the cage since her win over Tecia Torres in July, but she says that “I’m very open, but I must sit down and discuss some things. We’ll see what’s going to happen.” Talking to MMA Junkie, Jedrzejczyk also said,
“Who knows – maybe this year. The thing is, I’m very open to move up and face Valentina. I always want to face the best athletes, the best fighters in the world, and Valentina is one of the greatest Muay Thai and also MMA fighters.
The former Joanna Champion has plenty of motivation to face the Kyrgyzstani/Peruvian fighter. “Bullet” defeated Jedrzejczyk not once, not twice, but three times during their Muay Thai kickboxing careers.
But the Polish fighting sensation says that winning the flyweight belt would fulfill another ambition:
One of my biggest dreams is becoming a champion in the 125-pound division and becoming a champion in two different divisions. I’m still dreaming about it, and I know it’s going to happen sooner than later.”
What do you think? Should Joanna fight Valentina for the vacant flyweight belt? If they do fight, who would take the title?