Reigning UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk will look to make the fourth defense of her 115-pound title when she meets fellow undefeated Polish fighter Karolina Kowalkiewicz on the main card of this weekend’s (Nov. 12, 2016) UFC 205 from Madison Square Garden in New York.
While “Joanna Champion” has seemed to improve each and every time out, she may not be around too much longer as she recently told MMAJunkie that she may be ready to retire in a ‘few years’ and head into motherhood:
“I had the thought in my head a year ago, two years ago I was like, ‘I want to fight two more years,’ and then this year I was like, ‘Maybe I’ll fight to next year or next few years and be done with that. When (I retire) I’m going to be the perfect wife or perfect mother. I want to be the same, (giving) 100 percent. I know I’m not retiring in two months or beginning of the next year because then I will want to come back and have a fight with someone who is important. My goal is to make my dreams come true, my goals come true, and be undefeated. Fight for the next few fights and then see what’s going to happen. That’s my goal.”
Retiring on top and retiring in the prime of the year has always seemed to be a tough thing for a fighter, and it may be tough for the 29-year-old 12-0 champion, but only time will tell.
Would you be surprised to see “Joanna Champion” hang up her gloves in only a few years time?