Sunday, September 25, 2022

Joanna Jedrzejczyk Plans Strawweight Return Following UFC 231 Loss

Joanna Jedrzejczyk still hopes to have at least one more fight at strawweight.

In the co-main event of UFC 231, Jedrzejczyk went one-on-one with Valentina Shevchenko for the vacant UFC women’s flyweight title. The fight went the distance. In the end, it was Shevchenko’s striking and grappling edge that earned her a championship.

Joanna Jedrzejczyk Says She Wants To Return To 115 Pounds

Despite saying she felt comfortable handling her weight ahead of her women’s flyweight title bout, Jedrzejczyk feels a return to strawweight is still in her future. Here’s what she said during the UFC 231 post-fight press conference:

“I must do this for myself to put dot on I and I will drop one more time to the strawweight division. But I’m not getting younger, I’m getting older. And I’ve been in this business for 15 years, so I want to take care of my body because this camp I realized how [weight cutting] can impact your body, your brain, and your performance.”

When asked if a title shot would be the only thing to get her to return to the weight class, she said the following:

“Yeah, only title shot.”

Jedrzejczyk hasn’t had the easiest time cutting weight. The former 115-pound ruler fired her nutrition team following her first defeat at the hands of Rose Namajunas. She blamed an “inexcusable” mistake in the weight cutting and dietary process.

MMA News has provided coverage of UFC 231. We brought you results and highlights and will continue to deliver post-fight tidbits as they become available.

Do you think Joanna Jedrzejczyk should return to strawweight or stick with flyweight?

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