Joanna Jedrzejczyk Vows To Win UFC Title Back For American Top Team: ‘I Will Get Back What Belongs To Me’
Joanna Jedrzejczyk will get the opportunity to win back the UFC women’s strawweight title on April 7 and she’s vowed to do it on behalf of her coaches at American Top Team.
Speaking today on 790 The Ticket, Jedrzejczyk spoke about how she came to train at ATT and how she is now focused on repaying the faith her coaches have shown in her by winning her title back in February.
“Everything happens for a reason and of course, I was with Greg Jackson, with Kings in L.A. in California, in Mexico, at Elevation MMA in Denver, but in the end, I moved to ATT and like I said, it was the best decision in my fighting career,” Jedrzejczyk said.
“It’s going to be an honour to win the belt for the owners, Dan Lambert and win this belt as an American Top Team athlete on April 7 at the Barclays Arena.”
With her renewed sense of focus on the job at hand, Jedrzejczyk says she’s got everything in place to get her title back at UFC 223. While some have labelled her explanation of having a poor weight cut as a contributor to her loss at UFC 217 as nothing but an excuse, Jedrzejczyk says that on April 7 she’s going to be in the best shape of her life to regain her belt.
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“I’m more focused and there is no drama in my life, in my fighting life and I’m only focused on getting better,” Jedrzejczyk said. “You know, so many people asked me if I was going to work with American Top Team and the same coaches and I said yes because we didn’t do anything bad. We were more than ready to win that fight with Rose Namajunas. I know that so many people were talking about my excuses and stuff, but I don’t use excuses.
“You have to know that I’ve been in this business so many years and it would be stupid if I was looking for excuses. I lost, I can take this and Rose is the champion and I have so much respect for her, but that night, I couldn’t compete and I couldn’t win this competition because of the way that I felt. I’ve had to learn and I’m still learning about how to be patient because I know this day is coming. I will get back what belongs to me, the strawweight belt.”