Former UFC women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk recently challenged Weili Zhang for the UFC women’s strawweight title at UFC 248.
She lost the fight by a close split-decision, but despite the result it is being widely regarded as the greatest women’s MMA fight in history. UFC president Dana White even went as far as saying that it was “one of the best fights” he has ever seen, period.
Following her loss to Weili Zhang at UFC 248, the former champion had nothing but praise for her opponent. She recently spoke to Damon Martin at MMA Fighting, discussing the fight:
“We got into a war. We went five rounds, a real championship war. She didn’t surprise me with anything. Her cardio was good. She’s a very tough b*tch and I mean b*tch in a good way. She’s a very tough opponent. She’s a tough character. She doesn’t give up. We Polish people are the same. We go to the end. She can handle punches. She can get punched and me the same way,” Jedrzejczyk said.
“I said that before the fight at the weigh-ins that it was going to be the best fight in the UFC strawweight history and it happened. Not only that, it was one of the best fights in the UFC history.”
It was a razor close decision loss for Jedrzejczyk, who actually managed to outland the champion in total significant strikes over the full 5-round. If the UFC are interested in putting together a rematch, Jedrzejczyk would be interested:
“Sure why not? If she’s going to be the champ, why not? I want to face the best. I might consider doing this again,” she said.
This article first appeared on CLOSEDGUARDMEDIA.com on 12th March, 2020.