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Joanna Jedrzejczyk Highlights Her Weight Cut Issues


Joanna Jedrzejczyk had this to say on her appearance on The MMA Hour, trying to explain her problems making weight leading up to her fight with Rose Namajunas, in which she lost her UFC Strawweight Title:

“After the weigh-ins, I had only fluids and I went to bed because I took just two 15-minute naps during the weight cut,” she explained.

“The thing is, my legs got numb after I woke up. I said to my doctor, ‘Hey, my legs are numb’, and she said, ‘nothing to worry about, we’re going to hydrate you more’ and ‘you’re going to be fine’.

“But the next day, I felt the same and thought the most crazy things. I took the fight mentally. I wanted to go into the fight and push away all the worries.”

“Like I said, I could’ve gone to the doctor and got an IV, but I was worried that they were going to cancel my fight. I couldn’t do that to my fans. I’m a real warrior. And if people want to believe they can believe. If not, I will prove them wrong. I’m still the champion.”

Jedrzejczyk reputedly lost over a stone in 24 hours, a seemingly insane amount of weight. Yet again it highlights the severity of weight cutting in MMA.

There is a team of people around Jedrzejczyk, is this a normal amount of weight to lose in such a short space of time. If not, then why was it allowed to happen this time, why was it not questioned.

You could also add why was she allowed to fight.

It just seems something that was avoidable, it is of course not the first time Jedrzejczyk has had to cut weight, so why did the team let it happen.

MMA really needs to introduce check weigh ins leading up to the fight, and even on the day of the fight.

It’s certainly an area which needs far better regulating, and it needs doing before we have a very serious incident indeed.



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12 Comments

  • Alfredo Bozzetta
    25/01/2018 at 12:05 pm

    Go Rose 🌹

  • Fiona Miller
    25/01/2018 at 8:22 am

    Ricky Mack xx

    • Ricky Mack
      25/01/2018 at 10:30 am

      She was beat end of, needs to show a bit more humility…

  • Adrian Namajunas
    25/01/2018 at 4:49 am

    stop cryin and get ready for and still.

  • Daniel Marsh
    24/01/2018 at 4:37 pm

    Richard Wood

    • Richard Wood
      24/01/2018 at 5:35 pm

      Fair enough if she’s telling the truth but you never know.

    • Daniel Marsh
      24/01/2018 at 5:35 pm

      Quite confident she will be champ again

    • Richard Wood
      24/01/2018 at 5:37 pm

      Yeah me too, she’s a big favourite to win the rematch.

    • Daniel Marsh
      24/01/2018 at 5:38 pm

      I was hoping you were going to say namajunas so I can get my fiver back 😂

    • Richard Wood
      24/01/2018 at 5:52 pm

      Haha no chance mate! Quitting while i’m ahead! Haha

  • Graham Robertson
    24/01/2018 at 3:51 pm

    Be better just to take the loss on the chin and do her talking in the rematch. Could take this morning seriously if it was her fist fight at new weight, not the division she reigned over lol.

  • Ryan James Steven
    24/01/2018 at 3:24 pm

    Bullshit, she was sayinf on embedded how good her cut was going