Joanna Jedrzejczyk has revealed that she will make her MMA return in May 2018 in a bid to recapture the UFC strawweight title. The longtime champion suffered an upset first-round knockout defeat to Rose Namajunas at the recent UFC 217 event, resulting in the loss of the belt as well as her undefeated record
Jedrzejczyk (14-1-0) recently appeared on The MMA Hour and confirmed the date of her return. She seems very confident that she will once again become champion, no matter who is holding the belt at the time.
“In May, I will be champion again,” Jedrzejczyk said. “Mark my words. May, I’m coming back. It doesn’t matter if Rose is going to hold the belt or not — I will be back in May and mark my words.”
“I’m the greatest and for myself, I’m still the champion,” she said. “This is just another part in the movie. She can take the belt, but I am still the champion, you know? I’m coming back. I’m coming back really soon. I’m not going to cry, I want to talk to people about that. There is something about me, there is something in my body and nobody have it.”
“For myself, I turned the page and I felt like, ‘your comeback is going to be bigger than all of these records and bigger than this.’”
The 30-year-old also said UFC president Dana White hugged her and offered some words of encouragement after the fight.
“I believe, for what I have done for Dana and the UFC, I deserve the rematch. I will see. I saw Dana on the way back from the press conference,” Jedrzejczyk said.
“He hugged me, I wanted to leave him, but he was like, ‘Please, stop, I love you so much, we love you and nothing change. We love you even more for this and your comeback is going to be bigger than all of this.’”
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