It is coming up to a year since we last saw Joanna Jedrzejczyk in the octagon, but the Polish star has admitted that she is already looking forward to her return. She recently revealed that she hasn’t retired from the sport, and plans to talk to the UFC bosses next month about a timetable for her next fight.
It was also revealed that she could be looking for a pay rise from the company as a reward for her performance in the last fight, which would be totally deserved as she was involved in a Fight of the Night against Zhang Weili.
UFC News: Appetite For Strawweight Re-Match
Fans from around the world will remember the last time that we saw Jedrzejczyk in the octagon, as she was involved in one of the fights of the year against Weili. Ultimately it wasn’t to be on that night, as the split decision result went against her, and the defending champion was able to hold on to the gold. The split result means that a re-match should be on the cards for this year, but Jedrzejczyk is holding fire on agreeing to the fight.
She has revealed that she wants fans back in attendance for the fight, as they will make the fight more special. A re-match would be the logical step for the challenger, and it isn’t beyond the realms of possibility that a deal can be struck with the UFC next month.
UFC News: Jedrzejczyk One Of The Biggest Names In Women’s MMA
UFC will be keen to reach a deal with Jedrzejczyk, as she is undisputedly one of the biggest names in the world of MMA. She has been in the octagon with some of the biggest stars, including Valentina Shevchenko and Rose Namajunas. Her fights with the latter of those stars were particularly memorable, as they had two huge title fights.
Although, Jedrzejczyk lost on both occasions, which ended her latest run as strawweight champion. Before that first defeat, Jedrzejczyk had a perfect 14-0 record. But, since losing the perfect record there have been more points for the Pole to make. She has now lost four times in the UFC, with Shevchenko having also beaten Jedrzejczyk in the past three years. Regardless, fans will be hoping that Jedrzejczyk returns and at least has another rematch with Weili for the strawweight title.