Joanna Jedrzejczyk explains why she burst into tears and removed herself from the UFC 211 presser
Joanna Jedrzejczyk scored another dominant win and defended her belt at UFC 211. However, when asked about her wrestling coach Kami Barzini who left ATT after ten years, Joanna was fighting back tears and she removed herself from the post-fight presser.
It’s amazing how he changed my wrestling, how he changed my takedown defense,” Jedrzejczyk said. “You can see that in my last fight. That’s the thing. I’d like to work with him. And he’s such a good person. He’s a master of wrestling — he’s my master. But he’s like such a good spirit. He’s like a doctor.
“Before this fight, he said I’m like a lion. I felt like a lion.”
“It’s not just about the work,” Jedrzejczyk said of her relationship with the coaches at ATT. “They really take care of me. They’re with me all the time. They ask me how I feel after the training, before the training. We hang out together.”
“Good people connect with good people and this is what happened with us,” Jedrzejczyk said. “Maybe I’m the baddest chick on the planet, maybe I’m the baddest woman in the Octagon, but I’m definitely emotional. I believe in people so badly and I love when people treat me the same way. It’s not just about the money.”
Check out the whole interview in the recent MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani.