Pat Barry is engaged to UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion Rose Namajunas, who holds two victories over former UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
It would appear that the former champion has had a hard time accepting those defeats and Barry believes she would be better off accepting them in the long run.
“I think that Joanna is f*cking herself over by not accepting defeat,” Barry told MMA Fighting. “That’s why she lost to Valentina three times. Lost the first time, she got robbed. Lost the second time, she got robbed. Lost the third time. Knockout to Rose, wasn’t her fault. Lost a decision, wasn’t her fault. She wants to fight Rose again. She’s not going to be able to. It’s still going to be Rose.”
Namajunas picked up the victories over Jedrzejczyk via TKO at UFC 217 and then by decision at UFC 223.
Barry also believes that if Jedrzejczyk accepted the losses, it would make her a better fighter in the end.
“You can grow from losing,” said Barry. “If you’re not going to grow from that, how are you going to get better? It’s not her fault that anything ever want wrong in her life. It’s everyone else’s fault but hers. Honestly, as good as Joanna is — she’s a f*cking fantastic athlete, she’s a dominant athlete, one of the best female fighters to ever live, ever — if she accepted the responsibility for it, how much better would she get? How much better would she be if she accepted it, worked on making some changes? How much better would she be? But she’s been so dominant for so long, I don’t think she’s going to make any changes.”
Jedrzejczyk has gotten back on the winning side of things since the two losses, defeating Tecia Torres by decision at UFC On Fox 30.
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