UFC president Dana White has said that while Joanna Jedrzejczyk is out at the beach,Weili Zhang has been training hardcore.
Jedrzejczyk faces Zhang for the UFC Women’s Strawweight title this weekend in the co-main event at UFC 248. The two women seem to not like each other very much. Jedrzejczyk has been throwing insults at her rival throughout the build up for this fight, even joking about Zhang having the coronavirus. Zhang was angry about these comments and is sure to want to get revenge on the Polish fighter, come fight night.
During a media day interview in Las Vegas ahead of UFC 248, the UFC president implied that Zhang has been taking her training a lot more seriously than Jedrzejczyk has.
“These two, right now, if you look at Joanna, she’s out at the beach and living the lifestyle. Then you watch Weili Zhang’s posts on Instagram — hardcore training, non-stop training, all she thinks about is fighting — it’s fascinating. I love this fight,” White said.
White also commented on Zhang, giving her praise for her excellent striking ability, saying that it’s better than 99% of male fighters.
“Have you watched some of her videos training? They had a video of her punching the other day. And I’m telling you right now, she throws punches better than 99 percent of the men that I’ve ever known in my entire career,” White said.
We will have to wait till Saturday to find out whether Jedrzejczyk’s beach days come back to haunt her and the extra training pays off for Zhang.
This article first appeared on CLOSEDGUARDMEDIA.com on 5th March, 2020.