Joanna Jedrzejczyk has introduced fans to her latest American Top Team teammate, 18-year-old Jordana Matamoros.
On Monday, Jedrzejczyk took to her social media pages to release a statement on her excitement about Jordana Matamoros joining the team.
The 32-year-old sees her younger self in Jordana and is very excited to see how far things can go.
“Young JJ! Ladies and gentlmen – this is Jordana. That fire in her eyes. That energy, hunger and sensitivity. Or moves and gestures! This young girl is 18 years old and has moved to FL to ATT to train with the best.” Jedrzejczyk said.
“I remember that when I was 18-19 years old, I rearranged my final exams so that I could go to Thailand earlier in order to train with the best. Penniless, not knowing the language, but full of hunger and desire to be that different one, the better one, and in a way original. It’s awesome to see such young athletes. The second generation is coming. Good luck, Jordan. Never slow down or let anyone stop you. You should never doubt your dreams and goals. Go for it!” she continued.
Jordana Matamoros is certainly in good hands, being mentored by a former UFC strawweight champion in Jedrzejczyk. As well as Joanna, Matamoros will also be joining the likes of Amanda Nunes, Jorje Masvidal, Kayla Harrison, Tyron Woodley, Colbey Colvington and Dustin Poirier at the American Top Team.
Jedrzejczyk is currently gearing up for a big fight on March 7 when she challenges Zhang Weili for the strawweight title at UFC 248. The 32-year-old will attempt to reclaim the belt she once held for almost three years, before losing it to Rose Namajunas in 2017.