Joanna Jedrzejczyk suffered one of the most gruesome injuries in UFC history in her loss to Weili Zhang in the co-main event at UFC 248.
The former UFC women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk tried to reclaim her title from Weili Zhang at last weekend’s UFC 248 event. She lost the fight by a close split-decision, in what is now being widely regarded as the greatest women’s MMA fight in history. UFC president Dana White commented on the fight, calling it “one of the best fights he has seen, period”.
Jedrzejczyk suffered a hematoma on her forehead in the 3rd round, which kept growing larger as the fight went on. In her post-fight interview with Joe Rogan, she stated that she could feel the hematoma swelling up throughout the fight. Despite the visual damage, her injury was not life threatening and she was discharged from the hospital shortly after the fight.
Now, the former champion has provided another update on her health, revealing that the swelling has now gone down a lot. See what the Polish fighter told TMZ Sports regarding her health and future plans:
“My whole face is bruised but there’s no more swelling on my forehead,” Jedrzejczyk said. “It’s more on my face, and like my neck. It’s going down, but it’s much better.”
Jedrzejczyk revealed that she is having surgery in Poland on Monday. This will further reduce the swelling and she will be able to start her recovery process.
“I scheduled surgery in Poland with the best plastic surgeon, so it’s all good. On Monday, I’ll have a small medical procedure on my ear and the swelling will go down and I will be ready to rock and roll go on some nice date. It is nothing serious. UFC is always taking good care of us.” she said.
She will most likely be looking to take same time away from competition following the surgery.
This article first appeared on CLOSEDGUARDMEDIA.com on 13th March, 2020.