Joanna Jedrzejczyk is Impressed by Michelle Waterson, But Not Rose Namajunas

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk hasn’t changed her views of Rose Namajunas.

The reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) strawweight title holder will defend her 115-pound gold against Jessica Andrade on May 13 inside the America Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. It’ll be her fifth title defense.

Meanwhile on April 15, a pivotal strawweight battle will take place between Michelle Waterson and Namajunas. Last month, Jedrzejczyk expressed discontent with Namajunas calling her out. Her feelings on the matter remain unchanged (via MMAFighting.com):

“I’m impressed with her (Michelle Waterson). Let’s see. She has a good fight coming up with Rose, so we will see. We will see. I think that she might be my next challenger after I beat Jessica. You know what’s weird? Like, I met Rose. I have so much respect for this girl. I think she’s one of the most talented strawweights in the UFC, but she needs more experience. But, I think there is something wrong with her head. She got her chance to fight the Polish chick. But she lost to her and now she says ‘oh, I want to fight Joanna, I want to beat her, I know how to beat her.’ Come on. Get your chance, beat the best, and become a challenger. It’s so crazy.”