Rose Namajunas won the strawweight title by accident.
That’s according to former 115-pound champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk, who got walloped at the UFC 217 pay-per-view (PPV) event earlier this month in New York City, the first defeat of her professional career.
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But if you thought Jedrzejczyk was going to be humble in defeat, then you’re likely to be disappointed. Not only did the ex-champ insist she was “happy” after coughing up her crown, she intends to be even more arrogant ahead of her next fight.
Jedrzejczyk talks to the media in Shanghai (via MMA Junkie):
“Some people can’t believe I’m smiling and in good mood, they think I should sit and cry and do nothing. I do my business from the beginning to the end and this is who I am. People who are saying that I am cocky or arrogant, that’s why I lost, I just want to tell you that I will be more cocky, I will be more arrogant. I’m bigger than that one night at UFC 217. It was an accident.”
Don’t even think about that “bullshit” comparison.
While nothing has been announced by the promotion, Jedrzejczyk insists she will get an immediate rematch when she makes her 2018 return to mixed martial arts (MMA) and if Namajunas is not ready, she will ride the pine until the stars align.
Which means several more months of arrogant cockiness.