Published: Tue, November 07, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Rose Namajunas defeats Joanna Jedrzejczyk for strawweight championship

Rose Namajunas defeats Joanna Jedrzejczyk for strawweight championship

Add to that, Jedrzejczyk was rather outspoken towards her quiet opponent as she threatened to "take her soul" in the fight and shouted that "the boogiewoman" was coming to get her on Saturday night.

The women's strawweight title bout was part of the main card of today's UFC 217 event at Madison Square Garden in NY.

"I'm not the champion but I'm still a professional athlete", Jedrzejczyk said at the post fight press conference. Despite the setback, she doesn't plan on leaving the sport like one of her idols - Ronda Rousey - did following her first defeat. I know already my mistake.

Jedrzejczyk was attempting to tie the record for most women's title defences, held by Ronda Rousey. Everything went so smooth during this camp. 13 weeks I was training with American Top Team. "We're moving forward. I will turn the page and just look forward". This is what happens.

"Big congrats to Rose". I'm happy for her but I'll be back stronger.

Joanna Jedrzejczyk did all the talking in the lead-up to UFC 217.

But Jedrzejczyk wasn't having any of those comparisons, as she noted she wouldn't take the loss to Namajunas personally (quotes via Bloody Elbow) and let it affect her overall psyche like Rousey, who returned to MMA for one more knockout loss and has been missing ever since, did. On one hand, since Jedrzejczyk defended the strawweight belt five times, one could make the case she's deserving of an immediate rematch.

"I must sit and talk to Dana [White] and the UFC". I think I deserve the rematch.

Will the UFC grant Jedrzejczyk her wish? "If I don't get the rematch, we will see".

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