Joanna Jedrzejczyk still blames weight cut for her title loss: ‘I don’t care if people say it was my excuse’
Joanna Jedrzejczyk experienced her first loss at the hands of Rose Namajunas at UFC 217 last November.
“I would not have become UFC champion and defended my title five times if I was not respectful for my opponent,” Jedrzejczyk said (transcript via MMAjunkie). “I took her very, very serious. She was my big challenge last time, but my weight cut impacted my body.
“I don’t care if people are going to say if it was my excuse. Only me and my team know what happened that night and how I felt in the octagon.”
“I’m the best strawweight in the world and I will prove that on April 7,” Jedrzejczyk said. “I could not stand someone fighting for the belt before me because this is my belt and I will prove that to all of you guys.”