Joanna Jedrzejczyk Says Karolina Kowalkiewicz Doesn’t Deserve A Rematch


UFC Women’s Starwweight Champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk accomplished a goal of hers recently at UFC 205 when she successfully defended her belt against Karolina Kowalkiewicz at Madison Square Garden.

While Kowalkiewicz showed a lot of heart in the fight and even rocked Jedrzejczyk in the fourth round, the champion does not believe that it was enough to warrant a rematch.

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"No, come on," Jedrzejczyk said on The MMA Hour. "She lost the fight. It was like 10-8 every round. Maybe the fourth round she was dangerous for like 10 seconds. In Woodley and Thompson, Thompson deserved the rematch, you know, the fight was so close. But come on, she can't talk about the rematch. I heard she was running to Dana [White] right after the fight and asking for the rematch, but come on, come on. She's tough, but I'm a champion because I'm so humble in the gym, I'm so humble everyday. I'm hard on myself, I learn everyday, and I'm making the right decision in my life and fighting career. Karolina was tough. I didn't disrespect her before the fight. I had really tough fights with Claudia Gadelha, Valerie Letourneau, so it wasn't the toughest fight for me. I was so dominant in this fight, I felt so great, I felt like I could do more, but I did just enough. Okay, she dropped me in the fourth round, but that's all, so she was just dangerous for like 15 seconds, that's all. I felt great, and I'm good. She was not the toughest, but I expected very tough fight from her. She was the challenger, and I know that Polish chicks are tough."

If Kowalkiewicz isn’t granted an immediate rematch, Joanna would be defending her title against somebody else, while no opponent has yet to be announced, the champion does have a time frame set for her next bout.

"Maybe April, maybe May," Jedrzejczyk said. "I don't know. After Christmas, I have to sit down and talk to the UFC and figure out when they want me to fight, and when I want to fight."

Jedrzejczyk last competed at UFC 205, which took place this past weekend at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York.

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