Karolina Kowalkiewicz called out Jessica Andrade after her UFC Gdansk win and now she’s explained why.
Yesterday (Oct. 21), Kowalkiewicz took on Jodie Esquibel. The hometown favorite turned in a dominant performance to take a unanimous decision victory. The win has snapped Kowalkiewicz’s two-fight skid. She lost her two previous bouts to Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Claudia Gadelha.
At the post-fight press conference, Kowalkiewicz joked about only feeling pressure when she has to be on a diet (via MMAFighting.com):
“I never feel pressure before the fight because I love what I do. I never feel pressure in the fight, it’s what I love to do. i feel pressure when I’m on diet and can’t eat cookies.”
One rising strawweight in the UFC is Andrade. Despite losing to the 115-pound champion Jedrzejczyk, Andrade opened up a lot of eyes with her performance against Gadelha. Kowalkiewicz explained why she called out “Bate Estaca.”
“Now I need a vacation and after that I want to fight with Jessica Andrade. For the future Jessica Andrade said I declined a fight with her. However, that never happened, and I was never offered a fight with Jessica, so this time, let’s just do it now, if you’re open to do it.”