Joanna Jedrzejczyk Makes Bold Promise For Next Year

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Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Former UFC women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk is staying positive after being finished by Rose Namajunas at UFC 217 on Saturday, November 4th in New York at Madison Square Garden.

The finish of the bout saw Jedrzejczyk being swarmed by a barrage of strikes at 3:03 of the first round. As a result of this loss, she lost her title.

Now, the Polish fighter is promising the MMA community that she will be champion again next year.

“In May, I will be champion again,” Jedrzejczyk said on a recent edition of The MMA Hour, per MMA Fighting’s Peter Carroll. “Mark my words. May, I’m coming back. It doesn’t matter if Rose is going to hold the belt or not — I will be back in May and mark my words.”

Although she lost the fight, the former UFC champion is still oozing with confidence. In her mind, she is still the rightful champion.

Going into this fight, Jedrzejczyk was attempting to tie former women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey’s UFC record six consecutive title defenses for a female champion.

By looking back at the early betting odds, Jedrzejczyk entered UFC 217 as a sizable 6-1 betting favorite.

“I’m the greatest, and for myself, I’m still the champion,” she said. “This is just another part in the movie. She can take the belt, but I am still the champion, you know? I’m coming back. I’m coming back really soon. I’m not going to cry, I want to talk to people about that. There is something about me, there is something in my body, and nobody have it.”

Jedrzejczyk believes she is deserving of a rematch with the newly crowned champion due to her accomplishments in the sport. She also pointed out that UFC President Dana White hugged her and offered some words of encouragement after the fight.

“I believe, for what I have done for Dana and the UFC, I deserve the rematch. I will see. I saw Dana on the way back from the press conference,” Jedrzejczyk said. He hugged me, I wanted to leave him, but he was like, ‘Please, stop, I love you so much, we love you and nothing change. We love you even more for this, and your comeback is going to be bigger than all of this.’”

“For myself, I turned the page, and I felt like, ‘your comeback is going to be bigger than all of these records and bigger than this.’”

  • Rippit

    Appears JJ is suffering brain trauma from her humiliating loss. She should become a standup comedian instead. Her comments are hilarious 🤣🤣🤣

    • deepgrim

      Hardly, no doubt she will be champion again, even a champion can have a bad night at the office.

      • Rippit

        Yes I am right. She’ll never be champ again. Seeing her carrying on with all the crying and excuses and delusional rants about she is still champ shows Rose knocked the intelligence right out of her. She deserved it too the way she treated Rose pre-fight, during, and post fight…..
        JJ is done…..😁

        • Draven

          JJ can easily come back, kick rose in the face via KO and win the title. Best champion in the division thus far.

          • Rippit

            Nah JJ is done…
            All her crying and carrying on since she lost acting like a 10 year old shows shes mentally finished. Rose showed JJ is a one trick pony which she revealed with subtle level changes, side to side and in and out angles. Methods that Karolina and Claudia and all the others failed to do.
            Rose did the world a huge favour by exposing a true big mouth bully.

          • Draven

            she’s far from finished. she’ll get the belt back. rose got lucky and won’t be champion for long. jj wiped out the division’s top fighters and will be crowned champion when she KO’s rose in the rematch.

          • Rippit

            She’s definitely finished. She’ll never get the belt back. Rose exposed her and will be champion for a while. JJ will now go the the back of the line where she belongs and she wont be KOing anyone, ever……..
            Rose, unlike the other cans JJ fought, actually has talent and she showed it brilliantly making JJ miss all night while Rose knocked her down twice which no one else could do and made her quit from striking!!!!! :):):)

          • Draven

            Rose didn’t expose anything. JJ will come back, kick her in the face and regain the throne. Now that Rose is the champion, nobody will watch the division or her fights. JJ was the only reason people watched strawweight.

          • Rippit

            Yep Rose did expose everything. JJ won’t come back, nor will she kick anyone in the face nor regain any throne. Now that Rose is champion, everyone will watch her division and her fights because unlike JJ, Rose can actually finish fights. Rose is now the reason 115 just got interesting………

          • Draven

            rose has no name value. nobody cared about her fights previously. jj was the only reason the division was active. jj will be back and she wins the title again. rose won’t be champion for long, she got lucky the first time. she lost to carla esparza who jj destroyed.

          • Rippit

            JJ has no name value. Just another big mouth bully. JJ is mentally defeated and exposed. Anyone at 115 will eat her up now. JJ wont win any title and Rose will have it for a while since she wasnt lucky, just WAY better. Rose, unlike the other cans JJ fought, exposed the one trick pony who will never be the same again….😁

          • Ladder

            JJ who???
            Oh isnt she the one who got handed her own azz and hasnt quit crying and making up excuses???
            Yep she sure is and no one is upset about it either!!!

          • Barry

            Pretty clear from all the crying videos that JJ is mentally done. No one is sad watching a trash talking bully like JJ get totally wiped either.

          • Rippit

            Yep its true. Perhaps Draven is still crying too!!!!!!

          • deepgrim

            Hey didnt cormier cry and then win the belt back, nothing could be less clear.

          • Barry

            Cormier was beaten by a 2 time drug cheat and didnt win it back but was given it back. You couldnt be more confused……..
            Now please try to stay on topic which of course is JJ.
            Nothing could be more clear

          • Charle

            Draven, lets be realistic! The majority was picking JJ to beat Rose but even the so called experts stated Rose had a chance but it would be by Rose submitting JJ. Here is the reality that none of the experts talked about but you will here from now on, how good Rose’s striking coach is…Trevor Wittman. This name will come up very often since Rose TKO’d JJ. Wittman is a outstanding striking coach and his system take time to learn. If you have watched Rose’s striking in Invicta fc, then you know that she has always been extremely athletic. Wittman became her coach not to long before Rose entered the TUF 20 strawweight tournament. We all saw her potential but she only had a 2-1 pro record. The lost to Carla Esparza, was just Rose being wild. Wittman completely stop Rose after that point and deconstructed her whole stand up. He restricted what she could do and not do. If you watch her earlier fights, she did all kinds of athletic striking. Wittman took Rose on a rebuilding process that took 3 years to get Rose to the point to what we all saw the night she defeated JJ. Now, Rose is only now beginning to add more of her athleticism to her game. Rose is only getting better and better. The next time JJ faces Rose, Rose will have much more confidence and will be using other techniques that will be challenging to JJ. What we saw in the last fight was Rose is faster then JJ and has better footwork then JJ. This is Wittman training! Of course, Rose will always have the threat of take down on JJ and that is why JJ will always have a difficult time with Rose. JJ can’t over extend for fear of getting caught off balance. JJ only hit Rose 5 times in 1 round. JJ will have to try and change so much in her strategy to be able to battle with Rose. It will be a tall order for JJ to do. Now there is always a possibility but Rose is in the driver sit and she has walked through that door and has exposed weaknesses in JJ game that are huge to over come.

          • Draven

            Rose got lucky.

          • Rippit

            🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

          • Charle

            Draven, respectfully it wasn’t luck at all! Most people who have watched Rose early in her career would have a similar opinion. All the experts would state that Rose is a future champion but maybe a couple of years from now. I have seen every fight Rose has had and saw the athleticism very early (At first fight in Invicta fc at 20yrs). I immediately new she had huge potential. Most people just drop the idea of Rose being a champion after her loss to Esparza and focused on this mental thing as her being to weak. Rose improved in every win or loss she had. You can see this in the training videos going through time. Most people just didn’t give it much thought to how Travor Wittman striking system was going to work. Rose was putting it all together and we all saw that peak performance or what some may say is a break out performance. It will allow Rose going forward to fight with even a higher confidence level. Only time will convince you but imo, this is what we will see!

          • Draven

            Rose beat a bunch of non contenders to get a crack at the title and it was a fluke win. Joanna defended the title 5 times so to not call it a fluke is silly. And now Rose is turning down talks of a rematch which further proves it.

          • Charle

            Draven, if you want to hold on to that belief that Rose was lucky…that is your choice! Time will show who is the better fighter come the rematch.

          • Draven

            That’s if there is a rematch since Rose seems to want none of it.

          • Back to da house

            You do know that there is a rematch right??? JJ cant avoid a career of beating cans. Rose will light her up like she already did. Hopefully you will be ok when Rose wins the rematch

          • Draven

            Rose got lucky the first time. JJ wins in a rematch anyday of the week.

          • Back to da house

            LOL!!!! Yeah Rose got lucky knocking JJ down twice and avoiding all of JJ’s legkicks and strikes and Rose got lucky bashing JJ so badly she quit like a coward to punches 🙂
            JJ’s loss must have really upset you so badly that denial is your default setting now…..

          • Draven

            Knocked down twice from fluke punches then she denies a rematch with JJ, the most dominant champion in the division. Thanks for proving she won a fluke fight.

          • Back to da house

            Knocked JJ down with brilliant strikes that JJ never seen TWICE and beautifully dodged everything JJ pathetically try to do. Rose has given JJ a rematch which of course Rose will win again since JJ has beaten nothing but cans and soccer moms. Thanks for proving all my posts and Roses’ superior ability and JJ’s humiliating loss. JJ is done….
            Thanks Rose 🙂
            Seems you wont be ok when JJ loses AGAIN 🙂

          • Draven

            JJ has beaten all the top contenders and even the ones Rose lost to. Namajunas has beat no top contenders except a bunch of tomato cans. You suck at trolling.

            JJ wins in the rematch.

          • Back to da house

            Wow, Roses’ complete and utter destruction of your overhyped paperchamp and JJs post fight mental delusional rants and denial are also present with you lol!!!
            Your one trick pony, loud mouth, trash talking bully has been obliterated and the world is rejoicing her childish (and yours) theatrics…..
            Its beyond tragic.
            Your worship of JJ and denial of Roses’ utter destruction id laughable….
            Bye bye troll 🙂

          • Back to da house

            Well said sir 🙂

          • Charle

            Draven, that is your own personal projection! That is “not” what Rose stated in her interviews. Anyone who watch all her interviews knows the difference… JJ may need some time but anything is possible. Rose left it open as a possibility for the immediate rematch. All she was concerned about what just decompressing. JJ is the one who is pointing towards a early summer fight. If Rose is the champion or not. It doesn’t seem like JJ is pushing for that immediate rematch with the possibility of Rose fighting another opponent before that summer fight. It is difficult for anyone hero’s (JJ) to go down in defeat but JJ is recovering and putting herself together! Please follow her lead Draven! If JJ comes back and defeats Rose then she will feel better and of course you will feel better but please stop the projection of these false interpretation of what Rose stated. Everyone gets it that you are upset!

          • Draven

            My projection are facts. DEAL WITH IT.

          • Rippit

            Im not sure who is the most delusional and brain damaged, you or JJ…….
            Comments from both of you are laughable and comical at best.
            These are the facts.
            DEAL WITH IT 😁

          • Rippit

            Its obvious Charle that Draven is in denial and really struggling to accept his heros’ cataclysmic azz whooping…..
            We should all give him a big group hug to ease his suffering.

          • Back to da house

            Well said again sir 🙂

          • Rippit

            Well said….

        • deepgrim

          ha ha, well i guess if you say you are right, then you must be right- good at predicting the future are we. And you base it off her crying- not off a declining skill level or anything? Yeah sure. Most of the people that Rose has beat, jj has already beat, anything can happen in a fight, like when bisping knocked out rockhold, doesnt mean he is a better fighter. And signing up for multiple accounts is pathetic by the way!

          • Rippit

            My my my, aren’t we a sad little princess??? No one forced you to respond to my post yet you are affronted by my opinion??? JJ relied on trash talking and a big mouth while her opponents walked straight at her whereas Rose went from multiple angles and made JJ miss repeatedly exposing JJ like I stated. Rose showed more skills and knocked JJ down twice and made her quit to striking which at the end of the day, is quite laughable much like your delusional accusation of multiple accounts!!!!!
            Seems brokenhearted JJ fanboys are easily flustered and tragic liars 🙂

          • Rippit

            Thanks….I know Im right. Yep I can predict the future just like you have in your posts. JJ is nothing but a loud mouth bully who quit to striking after getting knocked down twice. Thanks Rose!!!! I will enjoy the next 6 months.
            Multiple accounts???
            Seems JJ fanboys are delusional and tragic liars

  • Fester

    Jedrzejczyk became complacent, changed her training methods and definitely underestimated Namajunas; a hard left hook from anyone who knows how to strike (Namajunas holds a black belt in karate) can end the evening immediately.

    Odds are, when she comes back, Jedrzejczyk will be even more dangerous.

  • Barry

    JJ had her time. She’ll never be champ again. Rose did the world a huge favour.

  • Juchi

    I guess JJ is still trying to master English (it’s a lot better than my Polish, I must admit). Sorry JJ, if you don’t have the belt you’re no longer champion. Unlike some commentators here, I think there’s a good chance that she could eventually regain the belt but Rose’s next fight should be Andrade not JJ. I’m most curious to see who would prevail there.

  • Amber

    Thanks Rose for eliminating JJ’s foul mouth and trash talk antics. Never been so pleased to see a more cataclysmic collapse than JJ’s. Unlike some commentators here who believe in fairytales, she wont regain her belt………

  • Back to da house

    JJ wont do anything but run her foul mouth for the next 6 months which is what she is REALLY the best at

  • FeministFriendly

    A tremendously impressive win for Rose.
    She was already good enough to get the title shot before we found out that she had some hands on her to.

    But keeping the belt seems to be a different kind of pressure.
    Good luck to her.

    I dont have any problem with JJ either.
    Good luck to her to.

  • Ladder

    Glad to see the back of JJ and wont have to see or hear her for 6 months. Rose did the world a huge favour and we are all grateful