I know everyone wants to make excuses after they lose a fight but I truly beleiveshe will win the title back and Im a Rose fan big time but will see.
By this time next week, I will probably join the long and not-so-illustrious list of people responsible for Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s loss to Rose Namajunas, which took place at the UFC 217 pay-per-view (PPV) event last November in New York.
See it again here.
Rose Namajunas: I beat Joanna Jedrzejczyk at her own ‘mental warfare games’ prior to UFC 217 title fight
Jedrzejczyk suffered the first defeat of her professional mixed martial arts (MMA) career — and coughed up her strawweight title — when “Thug Rose” put her down like a rabid dog. Not long after the bookie-busting upset, the former champ started piling on excuse after excuse.
And based on her recent conversation with Polsat Sport (via Bloody Elbow), she’s just getting warmed up.
“I know that in sports, I win and lose, and I know that my last fight did not go my way, because people from my team failed me. The doctor, who had a big impact on how I felt 30 hours before the fight, failed. People who are not in sports, in which you need to watch this weight, do not know what it’s eating. It often has negative effects on our health and even life. I am asking for patience, just like I have to wait for the day when I will receive a strawweight belt.”The odds are in her favor.
Jedrzejczyk was quick to point out the “accident” that cost her the title, then began slowly (but surely) burying the team around her, including “Perfecting Athletes,” after her UFC 217 weight cut left her in critical condition.
If that’s the case, then who was to blame nearly two years prior?
Joanna Jedrzejczyk wants ‘bullsh*t’ Ronda Rousey comparisons to stop after losing title at UFC 217
Jedrzejczyk will get a chance to reclaim her crown when she meets Namajunas at the UFC 223 PPV extravaganza this April. No question a loss would negate her claims that everyone was at fault except her, as well spell doom for this lofty goal, but maybe that’s what she needs to avoid a career defined by this?
Namajunas, meanwhile, has remained quiet on the matter, but I can’t help but wonder what she might say if she had a personality like this guy.