UFC light-heavyweight champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk says she’s not sure if her transition to MMA will affect her chances of competing in the UFC.
Jedrzeczyk said on Tuesday’s edition of “The MMA Hour” that she’s open to the idea of competing for the UFC women’s featherweight championship, but she wants to “keep that conversation open.”
“I’ve never been on a roster where you’re on a women’s roster and you’re not going to get a shot,” Jedrzczyk told host Joe Rogan.
“I would love to fight there.
I don’t know if I’ll be able to do that.
I think it would be a great opportunity to get into a tournament and maybe go out there and get some experience and see how it goes.”
Jeddzczyczyk (12-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) made history last year when she became the first woman to win a UFC title in a fight where she didn’t have to fight in a cage.
But Jedrzyczycaz says the UFC has always been a women-only organization, and she’s willing to fight women in a women�s division as long as it doesn�t negatively affect her career.
“The UFC is a women only organization, so there�s no question in my mind, I want to be able be a part of it,” Jeddzczk said.
“As a woman, as a woman-to-woman fighter, I�ve always been part of the women� s division.
The UFC women� featherweight title is up for grabs on Dec. 17 when champion Joanna Jiménez defends her title against the winner of the strawweight tournament.”
This is my second UFC title, I have a lot of people that know what it�s like to fight a woman on a professional level, so I know that I have an opportunity, I don�t know if it�ll come out the way I want it to, but it is a possibility.”
The UFC women� featherweight title is up for grabs on Dec. 17 when champion Joanna Jiménez defends her title against the winner of the strawweight tournament.