Joanna Jedrzejczyk just lost her UFC Women’s Strawweight Title a few weeks back to Rose Namajunas at UFC 217.
The former champion is claiming that when she fights in the Octagon again, it is going to be a championship bout.
“I know what I want in life. Just like I’ve done for the last two years, the last 14 years of my career, it will be the same next year,” Jedrzejczyk said to In The Cage. “I back up my words — I don’t just talk. I already spoke to the UFC, and my return is set. My next fight will be for the title belt. I don’t know if Rose is going to want to fight in a month, in January or in February. I’ll spend the next two months in Poland with my family. I have a lot of media obligations, [and] I'll be flying out to China in a few days and that’s that. This is my time away, my rest. Like I said, if Rose wants to fight in February or March with the first contender available, it doesn’t matter to me if she’ll be wearing the belt or if there will be a new champion. I’m going after what’s mine and that’s the belt.”
This statement by Jedrzejczyk goes against what the new champion recently said, which was that the former champion may not get an immediate rematch.
Jedrzejczyk even says that without the title around her waist, that she is still the queen of the women’s strawweight division.
“Rose was very shocked, like the rest of the world. Like I’ve said, she won in a beautiful fashion, but the belt is mine. I’ve built this weight class. I’m the queen of this weight class and I always will be. You can believe it or not,” says Jedrzejczyk.
Neither Namajunas or the UFC have responded to these recent claims from Jedrzejczyk.