Jedrzejczyk vows to return cockier and more arrogant following ‘accident’

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Former UFC women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk appeared recently at a media event ahead of Saturday’s UFC Shanghai, and discussed her reaction to losing the belt to ‘Thug’ Rose Namajunas on November 4.

“My life is better than before,” she said. “Some people they can’t believe I’m smiling and in good mood and looking forward. They think I should sit and cry and do nothing. I do more. More offers to work with the biggest companies everywhere, than I had before. Because they see a human in me, and they see a fighter.”

“I do my business from the beginning to the end and this is who I am. I’m stronger. People who are saying that I was cocky or arrogant, that’s why I lost, I just want to tell you that I will be more cocky, I will be more arrogant, I will be more loved, because I know my value.

“I’m bigger than that one night at UFC 217. Mistake happens to everyone. Don’t you worry. It was not a mistake, because I didn’t do a mistake. It was an accident.

“I’m not going to blame on anyone, cause I’m classy lady, I’m a professional athlete. Please, don’t say anything about my coaches or my team. We were prepared for this fight. I give big respect to Rose Namajunas – she won the fight in a good style.

“But the thing is, like I said, it was an accident. I know what happened. I analyzed the fight. I analyzed the last 24 hours. I know what happened. I will be back stronger than ever.”

Jedrzejczyk says she will get an immediate rematch, although given how definitive the fight was, that appears unlikely.