Joanna Jedrzejczyk Wants To Break Ronda Rousey’s Title Defense Record


UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk will be defending her gold against Jessica Andrade at UFC 211.

A victory for Jedrzejczyk will get her one fight closer to former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey’s title defense record (for women), which is set a six.

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“I want that record,” Jedrzejczyk said on The MMA Hour. “I want this female record, which is six title defenses straight. And then I will look up to the guys’ (record).”

Jedrzejczyk has already defended her title against Jessica Penne, Valerie Letourneau, Claudia Gadelha and Karolina Kowalkiewicz. The champion admits that she has a different kind of fighting career when compared to her UFC counterparts. 

“Every fighting career is different,” Jedrzejczyk said. “We all are different. Our lives are different. But the thing is, of course I learned some (from Rousey’s situation), but I’m trying to be smart for myself. There was a time when I could fly to Poland for 10 days, do like seven days of media, I slept like six hours a day, but (coach) Katel (Kubis) was with me and we had amazing times during the training between obligations. But the thing is, it was time for it. Now it’s time to just get ready for the fight. Eight-and-a-half weeks, I will [focus only on] getting ready for UFC 211, and the thing is, no one is going to get my attention. There is no option that you’re going to put a million dollars in front of me and I will go with you because of the money. No, I will choose to put on great workout and just get better until the fight. I am focused on my camp, I am focused on myself. I am selfish. I’m here in Florida by myself. I left my fiancée and my family there (in Poland), but they understand. They support me and I’m calm because I know they’re waiting for me, but I have good people here and I can be focused just on the camp. So, people, don’t get crazy when people offer you money for sponsorships. First, we are fighters, and we must sure that we’re going to be ready for the fight.”

UFC 211 takes place on Saturday, May 13 from the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas with Stipe Miocic and Junior Dos Santos headlining.

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