Joanna Jedrzejczyk: “I Think I Will Be Back Next Year”

Joanna Jedrzejczyk last competed at UFC 248 in March of 2020, where she suffered a split decision loss to UFC women’s strawweight champion Weili Zhang.

UFC 248 could be the last time fans see Jedrzejczyk fight this year because she does not plan on fighting again until 2021.

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“Because of the COVID situation, somehow, I can’t go back to the states,” Jedrzejczyk explained during a live chat with Laura Sanko (via Damon Martin of MMA Fighting). “I don’t see myself preparing in Poland or somewhere outside of American Top Team without Mikey Brown, Katel Kubis, American Top Team in general. I love these people. They are my team. I think I will be back next year. I was planning to get back to the states in the middle of this year, October, the end of this year but probably it’s going to be January. I’m training. I’m training every single day. I train every day. I do lots of cardio, lots of jiu-jitsu, lots of boxing. So I keep on rolling every single day and hustling every day.”

Jedrzejczyk has won just two of her last five in the UFC, but she is ranked #3 in the UFC women’s strawweight division. The former women’s strawweight champion also wants people to know that she isn’t retired from professional MMA competition.

“I’m living my best life,” Jedrzejczyk said. “I’m living my dream. As you know, I was always busy and I’m very happy. I’m still fighting. I’m not retired. So many people on my social media they’re commentating that I’m retired, they’re asking but I’m not. I’m just taking my time.”

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