UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk successfully defended her gold against Jessica Andrade at UFC 211.
The champion would then prematurely exit the UFC 211 post-fight press conference, and it had to do with Kami Barzini exiting American Top Team.
“It’s amazing how he changed my wrestling, how he changed my takedown defense,” Jedrzejczyk said on The MMA Hour. “You can see that in my last fight. That’s the thing. I’d like to work with him. And he’s such a good person. He’s a master of wrestling — he’s my master. But he’s like such a good spirit. He’s like a doctor. Before this fight, he said I’m like a lion. I felt like a lion.”
Barzini hasn’t discussed why the departure from ATT came after being with the team for a decade, but it clearly affected Jedrzejczyk.
Jedrzejczyk also has some advice for fighters and others alike, which has to do with the relationships in our lives.
“It’s all about the right relationships with people,” she said. “To all of you, remember — one day you can be a champion, you can be the richest person in the world, you can be the boss or the director of some big company, but remember the next day you can be at the beginning again. So, respect people and it’s all about the right relationships.”
Although her next title defense has yet to be announced, the women's strawweight champion could break Ronda Rousey’s title defense record if she proves to be successful the next time out.