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 (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.”
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.