Jedrzejczyk wants to make history not seek revenge vs. Shevchenko

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Valentina Shevchenko fight for the vacant UFC women's flyweight title at UFC 231 on Saturday. The pair competed under Muay Thai rules three times, with Shevchenko winning all. However, Jedrzejczyk tells Damon Martin for MMAWeekly

"The first fight, she won the first fight it was in like 2006. I was training only two years at that time and I went to the World Championships in Thailand and I thought that I was going to rule the world and win. It was a big lesson for me and I was back the next year and two years after. Our last two fights were pretty close. The last fight in 2008 in Korea was really close. She's a tough chick, not only physically but mentally as well.

"Her style, she's very strong, but her style of fighting in Muay Thai, she was very successful because she was grabbing the leg and trying to sweep you and throw you down. You don't score points when you throw someone down in Muay Thai. The judges saw that she was stronger and they scored it, which is kind of bulls***, because they don't score the takedowns because there are no takedowns. It was this kind of fight."

"Now we are going to fight in the Octagon. Five rounds. There are more things to do to prove [yourself]."