Former UFC Women’s Strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk has given her thoughts on the reigning champion Weili Zhang and believes that she is “cocky” and “arrogant”.
Jedrzejczyk is set to take on Zhang for the UFC Women’s Strawweight title in the co-main event at UFC 248 in Las Vegas tonight. The former champion recently spoke with MMAJunkie ahead of tonight’s bout, giving her thoughts about the fight and discussing her foe.
“She’s acting like she’s confident,” Jedrzejczyk said. “She’s overconfident – in her eyes, I can see that she’s a little girl. She’s not ready. It’s too much for her. She doesn’t know how to carry herself as a champ, and I will prove that.
“I see that she is overconfident, she is overcoming and she is getting cocky and arrogant – and she doesn’t want to look in my eyes,” Jedrzejczyk added. “I will do my best to make her quit and beg me to stop. But I know she is very dangerous. Everything and anything can happen. Knockout, submission – but I’m ready to take this war. I’m ready to go through the war.”
Jedrzejczyk admits that this is the most important fight of her career and plans to check Zhang’s ego. She is eager to regain the title that she had held for so long.
“It’s the most important fight of my fighting career, in my life,” Jedrzejczyk said. “I’m very happy to be the challenger and take back what belongs to me – the strawweight belt. It’s been a while. I was the champ for 966 days and it’s been more than 518 days without me having the belt, without me being the champ. It means I was the champ for the reason, and I’m the right person to be the challenger for the strawweight belt.”
Joanna Jedrzejczyk last competed in the Octagon at UFC Fight Night 161 in October of last year, where she picked up a solid win against highly ranked Michelle Waterson. Before that, she challenged for the vacant UFC Women’s Flyweight title against Valentina Shevchenko, who she lost to by unanimous decision.
This article first appeared on CLOSEDGUARDMEDIA.com on 7th March, 2020.
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