UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk will be defending her gold against Jessica Andrade at UFC 211 this May.
Another contender for the gold is Rose Namajunas and the champion thinks that she needs to get her head checked out.
“You know what’s weird? Like, I met Rose. I have so much respect for this girl,” Jedrzejczyk said to MMA Fighting. “I think she’s one of the most talented strawweights in the UFC, but she needs more experience. But, I think there is something wrong with her head. The thing is, like, I met her in Denver. We shake hands, we spoke to each other…and two days after, I heard that she was like, ‘oh, I want to beat Joanna.’ Shut up. You had your chance to beat Karolina and Carla Esparza before, and some others, but you just lost. Come on. Work hard, get your ass to the gym, put on better fights, and you’re going to get this title shot. But be honest. If you don’t like me, don’t shake my hand and don’t talk to me. Don’t talk behind my back. I’m kind of a straight person and this is what makes me mad. I’m good with that, but I think Michelle Waterson will [beat] Rose.”
Namajunas will be taking on Michelle Waterson in a few weeks at UFC On Fox 24. Waterson is a potential future title challenger that Jedrzejczyk does have a lot of respect for.
“I’m impressed with her. Let’s see. She has a good fight coming up with Rose, so we will see. We will see. I think that she might be my next challenger after I beat Jessica,” said Jedrzejczyk.
UFC 211 takes place on Saturday, May 13 from the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas with Stipe Miocic and Junior Dos Santos headlining. Fightful will be providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.