Kowalkiewicz: Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s weight cut issue is ‘one big fraud’
Former UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk blamed horrible weight cutting for her first round knock out loss to Rose Namajunas at UFC 217 last November.
However, her fellow strawweight Karolina Kowalkiewicz refuses to buy into Jedrzejczyk’s reason.
“For me, it’s nonsense and justification of herself,” Kowalkiewicz told Polish outlet MMAnews Live (translation via MMAjunkie). “I don’t know, maybe it makes her feel better about it, and she’s able to lift it somehow psychologically. In fact, every fighter cuts the weight, and it’s not pleasant for anyone.”
“Sometimes it’s lighter, sometimes heavier, but overall it’s not a nice process. And she puts the guilt on her dietary team. Doesn’t Joanna use her own brain?”
“If Joanna felt that something was wrong and had too much weight to cut, then I don’t understand something. In my opinion, this is just one big fraud.”