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Joanna Jedrzeychik explains why she gave up the championship title and the opponent she chose to return to the UFC

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk is nearing a return to the octagon almost two years after the race. The former champion in the straw weight category will face him in a rematch against his latest opponent.

Jedrzeychik competed in UFC 248, where he met Zhang Weili for the championship in the Battle of the Year nomination. He lost the decision to split the Weil and the Polish star took a break from the fight. Due to his inaction, Jedrzeychik was eventually removed from the official UFC rankings, but insisted he would return as soon as possible.

The 34-year-old has hinted at who she wants to share the octagon with for her next release, and she will be Waley again. On the way Sports channels On the show in Poland, Jedrzejczyk said he really targeted the No. 1 contender.

“Everyone thinks I’m not in the UFC,” Jedrzeychik said (via transcription). Sport.pl). “I just dropped out of the rankings because I haven’t fought for a decade or more, but I’m back and I’m fighting. [the No. 1 contender]. Maybe it will be Zhang Weili. “

Weili Jędzejczyk was one of the fights he wanted, but the rematches against Rose Namajunas and Carla Esparza prevailed. While the No. 1 contender for Namajunas is yet to be determined, Jedrzeychik backed up his next encounter with Esparza, who lost by technical knockout in the second round of UFC 185 in 2015.

However, when the match between Esparza and Namajunas II was confirmed, Jedrzeychik had two options left: to wait for the winner or to fight someone else in the meantime. He chose the latter, and since the rest of the top five fought alongside him, Waley was truly his only option.

“I thought it might be Carla Esparza, but [it’s] He has confirmed that he will fight for the championship again, ”said Jedzeychik. “It simply came to our notice then [Maria] Rodriguez, he also fights Yan [Xiaonan] in March and [then it] Zhang becomes Weil. I don’t see another fight. Just go to the belt.

“Dana [White] came out with an offer to fight for the championship, but I had to wait until November-December and I don’t want to wait. I want to fight. “

Jedrzejczyk did not say a potential date for his return, but it will be soon.

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