Former UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk lost the title to Rose Namajunas last month at UFC 217.
The former champion is now parting ways with Perfecting Athletes, whom she blames for weight cutting mistakes that were made leading into UFC 217.
“It was an accident what happened,” Jedrzejczyk said on Przeglad Sportowy. “I know that I should have won the match, and I know that I could have won the match. ... The people that I was working with led me to a critical state. I told my doctor I need to do whatever to weigh 115. I don't care if I have to be in a tub with whatever temperature. It gets harder and harder as you get older to cut weight. The mistakes that they made were unforgivable. I can’t work with those kinds of people.”
This isn’t the first time that Perfecting Athletes has been blamed for a bad weight cut, because fellow UFC fighter Ray Borg blamed them for missing weight at UFC 215. Paulina Indara is a part of Perfecting Athletes, who she says that the team will continue to stand by their ethics and practices.
“The priority of our business is the health and safety of our clients,” Indara said in a statement to MMA Fighting. “We stand by our professional ethics and practices.”
Jedrzejczyk has yet to announce if she will work with a new team for the next weight cut or go about handling things a different way.