Joanna Jedrzejczyk is looking to return and wants a title fight when she returns.
Jedrzejczyk has not fought since she lost a split decision to Weili Zhang at UFC 248 in March of 2020. Since then, she says she has been enjoying life but is planning to return to American Top Team in May.
“I’m living my best life,” Jedrzejczyk told MMA Fighting. “With my personal or business problems, we all have it and I’m very happy. I take everything that’s happening in my life and I give a lot. I give 100 percent every single day in everything I do but I did as much as I can. I’m still an athlete because I really want to do it but I set my priorities. I have different priorities. I don’t want to be part of this crazy rat race because I was there.
“I was the champ for a long time. It’s been a while. I lost the title to Rose Namajunas but I know my value,” Jedrzejczyk said. “I gave the fight of the year, the fight of the decade and I know I’m still very good. I don’t waste my time. I keep on training all the time. I can’t wait to get back to American Top Team. I’m doing a big TV deal in Poland but can’t wait to get back to the states and start training with my team again.”
Joanna Jedrzejczyk says she believes Rose Namajunas can outpoint Weili Zhang as she doesn’t think the champ hits as hard as people think.
Regardless of who wins, the former strawweight queen in Jedrzejczyk says she wants a title shot when she returns.
“I called Mick [Maynard] a few days ago and I just told him ‘you know what the baddest b*tch on the planet is back’ so book the fight, watch this fight and tell everybody that I’m next,” Jedrzejczyk said. “I was waiting for this fight. It’s COVID time, so that’s the only reason why the belt was not stripped. Because once a year you have to defend the belt. But we’re having COVID times but when I was the champ, I was defending this belt like crazy.”