Joanna Jedrzejczyk is officially retired from MMA.
The former UFC strawweight champion announced her retirement after failing to defeat current 115-pound titleholder Weili Zhang at the UFC 275 pay-per-view (PPV) event last June in Singapore, but remained active in the USADA testing pool.
Jedrzejczyk, 35, later revealed she was contemplating an Octagon comeback.
Unfortunately, a subsequent shoulder injury forced her into surgery and that appears to have been prompted her official retirement. Jedrzejczyk, who finished with a 16-5 record, recently withdrew from the USADA testing pool and informed UFC that she’s gone for good.
That’s according to a report from MMA Fighting.
Also handing in his papers is UFC middleweight Ian Heinisch. The 35 year-old “Hurricane” told his Instagram followers he’s “not quitting” but plans to “take a step back and get out of the USADA pool, do some peptides, and some other treatments and heal.”
Heinisch (14-5) has not competed since a technical knockout loss to Nassourdine Imavov at UFC Vegas 32 back in summer 2021.