According to former long-time UFC women’s strawweight titleholder Joanna Jedrzejczyk, the promotion have granted her the opportunity to get back into the Octagon with newly crowned champion Rose Namajunas in 2018.
Jedrzejczyk suffered a shock TKO loss to Namajunas in just over three minutes of fighting at UFC 217 earlier this month, shattering her unbeaten 14-0 record, and now she’s looking for revenge.
“I know what I want in life,” Jedrzejczyk told InTheCagePL. “Just like I’ve done for the last two years, the last 14 years of my career, it will be the same next year. I back up my words — I don’t just talk. I already spoke to the UFC, and my return is set. My next fight will be for the title belt. I don’t know if Rose is going to want to fight in a month, in January or in February. I’ll spend the next two months in Poland with my family.”
“I have a lot of media obligations, [and] I’ll be flying out to China in a few days and that’s that. This is my time away, my rest.
“Like I said, if Rose wants to fight in February or March with the first contender available, it doesn’t matter to me if she’ll be wearing the belt or if there will be a new champion. I’m going after what’s mine and that’s the belt.”