Joanna Jedrzejczyk has confirmed that she will drop back down to strawweight for her next fight.
Jedrzejczyk last fought at flyweight in December of last year as the Polish fighter suffered a loss over the vacant 125 lbs title at the hands of Valentina Shevchenko. With one fight under her belt in the flyweight division however, Jedrzejczyk has said she will return to the weight class where she previously held UFC gold.
“I will go down to 115,” Jedrzejczyk said during a guest fighter media session ahead of Saturday’s UFC 234. “I need some time to refresh my body, refresh my mind and I feel the fire. People define me as an athlete after my victory or lost fights, but I put on great camps. Before my last camp I was quality over quantity, but I did both. I’ve been working really hard for the last few years and I will be back stronger.”
The 31-year old also spoke of her future plans once she returns to the 115 lbs division and her vested interest in the upcoming Rose Namajunas – Jessica Andrade title fight at UFC 237.
“This division is the lightest in the UFC but it’s definitely one of the strongest,” Jedrzejczyk said. “I don’t know who is next… I want to fight for the belt. I might have one fight before but I want to fight for a belt.”
“I was getting mad at Rose,” Jedrzejczyk said of Namjunas’ recent break. “Of course she’s the champ, but I was a busy champion. You cannot wait. You must defend your belt once in a year and I’m very happy I heard about this fight is happening. Definitely, I want to go to Brazil and watch this fight. 99 per cent I will go to Brazil to watch this fight live.”