Joanna Jedrzejczyk ‘Focused And Very Optimistic’ She Will Get Her Title Back At UFC 223
Joanna Jedrzejczyk is gearing up for her rematch with Rose Namajunas on April 7, but still the aftermath of their original showdown at UFC 217 rumbles on.
Jedrzejczyk has openly spoken about how she feels her nutritionists Perfecting Athletes let her down during fight week and has since stopped using their services for the upcoming rematch. Speaking to Polsat Sports in Poland earlier this week, Jedrzejczyk explained why she stopped using Perfecting Athlete’s, but still remained training at American Top Team.
“My preparations were really hard, but I’m focused. I spend every spare moment on regeneration, proper nutrition and training. You might win, you might lose, such is sport. But I know that I lost my last fight because I was let down by my [former] teammates.”
“Many people asked me if I’m going to change my coaches, my gym, and my answer was ‘no’, because my coaches did everything they could to keep me in the best shape. I was let down by my doctor, who had a big influence on my weight 30 hours before the fight. People, who don’t participate in sports like that, where you have to cut the weight down, they don’t understand that. Usually it affects our health, even our life.”
With less than 8 weeks now until her rematch with Namajunas, Jedrzejczyk now says she’s in the right place to win back the UFC strawweight title.
“I am really optimistic, I’m focused and I work hard every day,” Jedrzejczyk said. “Please, stay patient, as I have to be patient every day, waiting for the day, when I get my UFC strawweight belt back.”
UFC 223 will go down on April 7 and will be headlined by Khabib Nurmagomedov fighting Tony Ferguson with the UFC lightweight title on the line.