What’s next for Joanna Jedrzejczyk?

It’s no secret that Joanna Jedrzejczyk is hungry for revenge.

It’s been three years since Joanna Jedrzejczyk won the UFC’s women’s strawweight championship. In recognition of the big anniversary, she wrote on Instagram, “I achieved my goals, plans and dreams 3 years ago when I became the UFC strawweight champion of the world. In 3.5 weeks, I’m going to write another chapter of my story, when I win that title back. Bigger goals, plans, and even bigger dreams and ambitions. All this has been established on hard work, determination, and devotion.”

📆Trzy lata temu, zostając mistrzynią UFC, zrealizowałam swoje cele, plany i marzenia.🌟 Już za 3.5 tygodnia napisze kolejny rozdział swojej życiowej historii, wracając do posiadania tego tytułu.🏆 Większe cele, większe plany oraz jeszcze większe marzenia i ambicje.☝🏼 Wszystko poparte ciężką pracą, determinacją i poświeceniem.❤️ | 📆I achieved my goals, plans and dreams 3 years ago when I became the UFC strawweight champion of the world.🌟 In 3.5 weeks, I'm going to write another chapter of my story, when I win that title back.🏆 Bigger goals, plans, and even bigger dreams and ambitions.☝🏼 All this has been established on hard work, determination, and devotion.❤️ 👸🏻#joannajedrzejczyk #JJ #therealchampion #AndTheReal #TheQueenIsBack #JJstrong #UFC #UFCCHAMPION #UFCbelt #ufctitle #UFC223

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Joanna held onto the strawweight strap for years, reigning supreme through five title defenses until current strawweight champ Rose Namajunas came along for the upset at UFC 217 last November.

It may be several weeks before we know whether JJ’s confidence holds much weight, but let’s assume she lands the win and regains her title. What next? A trilogy fight with Rose is highly unlikely, and a third go-round with Claudia Gadelha isn’t too probable either. A rematch against Andrade? Maybe. The bottom line is that another loss for Joanna may stir things up a bit, and a win may not bring her anything terribly refreshing – other than a catalyst to move to the 125-pound division.

Where do you think Jedrzejczyk’s career is heading?

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6 comments

  1. Just curious as to why a rubber match with Rose is unlikely if JJ is victorious. If JJ remains at 115, it would seem a natural, especially after a few victories by both.

    1. I think for sure down the road a trilogy is the thing to do if Joanna wins, since they will be 1-1. I understand that Rose won’t get the trilogy right away if she fails to make a single title defense, but yea, I can’t see a reason to rule it out. my opinion whatever the case Joanna needs to not be greedy and walk away from 115. she already bodied the top of that division and set her own benchmark there, time to go up and finish her career in a weight class she doesn’t have to sacrifice so much to make. many fighters grow out their class or their body rejects the cut sooner or later, it happens.

  2. next for her is to focus and put everything into what is now the most important fight of her career by far. that simple. we can discuss what’s next for her after this fight is over.

  3. Joanna can train her striking, takedown defense, grappling, BJJ etc.. but she can’t train her weak chin
    Joanna Tap is done and gone
    Sorry

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