CALGARY – Joanna Jedrzejczyk has no intention of leaving the UFC straw weight before she gets another opportunity to put the title belt around her waist.
After successive defeats against champion Namajunas, Jedrzejczyk (15-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC) has made it clear that she wants a trilogy. With a unanimous victory over Tecia Torres on Saturday at UFC on FOX 30, she made a promising jump.
Namajuna's (7-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC) said she would not think of Jedrzejczyk, whom she knocked off in the first round at UFC 217 in November and outsumed to a decision win at UFC 223 in April until the Polish Ex-champion publicly admitted that she is the superior competitor.
It's no surprise that Jedrzejczyk does not want that.
"I will not do that," Jedrzejczyk told reporters, including MMAjunkie, at the UFC at the FOX 30 news conference after the event. She wants my honor, she deserves it, and when she runs, they'll tie a belt in. She said she's worried that Conor McGregor will reappear and mess up as he did before Brooklyn "He will not do that, do not be afraid, Rose, come on, just fight, just be the best."
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There are zero previous cases in which a fighter has lost two title fights the same opponent and the UFC have booked a third contest. Jedrzejczyk believes she should be the exception because of her CV and long term of office.
"Rose says she'll give me the third fight after I say she's the best? No way, "Jedrzejczyk said." Maybe you beat me and you're the champion, and you won, but your legacy is not that big. You should bow because I'm the queen. I give her respect. "
Whether it was Jedrzejczyk or anyone else in the division, it does not seem that Namajunas is capable of battling anyone at the moment, and the champion seems to be struggling with an injury likely to endure him for the rest of the year
Jedrzejczyk has some questions about the legitimacy of the violation of Namajunas, assuming that Namajunas will do anything to avoid a fight against them, saying that if she stays away too long, the UFC should hold a provisional Belting.
"What I hear is that she's not really hurt," Jedrzejczyk said it. I dont know. Maybe she's hurt, so I'm sorry. I give her credit. She is the champion. … if she's hurt, OK. But if she only plays and she only wants vacation, let the UFC know. "I want to go on vacation, I want a break." Let UFC put on an intermediate belt and fight for the belt.
Regardless of how the situation unfolds, Jedrzejczyk is determined to regain the title she holds, defeating all her contenders in her weight category outside of one person, and deep down she believes that they are superior to Namajuna
"I will persecute you," said Jedrzejczyk, "I will chase the belt. I will pursue you until the next fight. … I will become a champion again.
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