Joanna Jedrzejczyk has commented about the possibility of one day being inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.
Jedrzejczyk (16-5-0) retired from competition this past June after suffering a second-round knockout defeat at the hands of Zhang Weili. Following the announcement, UFC president Dana White told the press that he expects the former strawweight champion to one day be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.
During a recent chat with MMA Junkie, Jedrzejczyk was asked about a potential UFC Hall of Fame induction.
“You know what’s funny. Gosh, I feel so young and I feel like I could be fighting because my last camp was really the best camp of my life. I was [in] the best shape ever.” she said.
“It’s hard you know. I wanted to be the UFC champion one more time, not the Hall of Famer. [I’m now] this retired old lady, but yes, it will be an honor. It will be an honor, but we will see. Maybe they will surprise me one day, but I don’t think I’m ready for being a grandma [just yet].” she laughed.
The 35-year-old is without a doubt one of the most prolific female fighters of all time and arguably the greatest strawweight champion in history. Jedrzejczyk captured the title in 2015 after knocking out Carla Esparza. She would go on to defend the title a total of five times before losing it to Rose Namajunas.
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