Joanna Jedrzejczyk on why she is getting an immediate rematch: UFC knows I am ‘the best strawweight in the world’

Joanna Jedrzejczyk believes the reason she was granted an immediate rematch against Rose Namajunas is because the UFC knows she is the best 115-pound fighter in the world.

Jedrzejczyk is confident she will reclaim the UFC strawweight title.

Jedrzejczyk (14-1-0) will attempt to win back the strawweight title on April 7 when she challenges Namajunas at UFC 223. The 30-year-old discussed why she believes the immediate rematch came about during a recent media call.

[Namajunas] is the champion and she could do whatever she wanted to do, but it was not up to her. Right after the fight, Dana said that I would get the rematch,” she said. “I love Dana as a human being. He is my boss and it’s a pleasure for me to fight for the UFC. I don’t care what people say, he keeps his word. This is what I like about him and the UFC.”

[UFC] knew about this weight cut and how my weight cut impacted my performance that night. They know who is the best strawweight in the world and I will prove that on April 7,” she said. “I’m very happy that I will face Rose. I think I couldn’t stand someone fighting her before me because this belt belongs to me and I put on such a great camp to prove that to all of you guys.”

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UFC 223 takes place on April 7 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, United States. The main card featuring Namajunas vs. Jedrzejczyk 2 will be aired live on pay-per-view from 10pm EST.

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2 comments

  1. While I believe Andrade earned a title shot over JJ, I’m still looking quite forward to this rematch; much more than the first one which I thought was a mismatch. Boy, was I wrong.

  2. A lot riding for JJ on this one. She was on the cusp of becoming the consensus female GOAT. Even if she wins the rematch, it will be hard to overtake Cyborg’s fearsome rep. If she loses, well there’s always the WWE,

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