Joanna Jedrzejczyk (14-2-0) arrived in Poland and spoke about how she should’ve won the UFC 223 bout with Rose Namajunas (8-3-0). Joanna does a lot of things well. Handling a loss is, apparently, not one of them.
We all remember their first fight at UFC 217, where Joanna suffered a shocking first-round TKO loss to the current UFC women’s straw weight champion Rose Namajunas. She spent weeks blaming the loss on the doctor who “failed” her before that bout and a bad weight cut.
Now almost two weeks since their rematch at UFC 223, which Joanna lost via a unanimous decision, she is still stick to the idea that she was robbed off her win. The former strawweight champion spoke to the local media in Poland and claim that both UFC President, Dana White, and Namajunas’ coach agree with her.
Even Rose’s coach said after the verdict that I won that fight. Numbers don’t lie. Commission in New York is very young. They are still learning how to score fights. Dana White was also a little bit disgusted by the scoring.
It’s true that the New York commission is new to regulating MMA. But the judges who scored that bout – Glenn Trowbridge, Dave Tirelli, and Chris Lee – certainly aren’t. Between the three of them, they’ve judged more than 700 MMA bouts.
Joanna also mentioned that she will be meeting with the UFC brass about her next move soon. Moving up to flyweight is an option, but she mainly wants a trilogy with Namajunas, whether it happens immediately, or after she picks up one more win at strawweight. Dana White didn’t mention or show any “disgust” about the scoring, and thought it was a pretty close fight:
Rose looked incredible. If you look at how much she has grown since the Ultimate Fighter, she looked amazing tonight. Joanna did too. It was a great fight. I had it 2-2 going into the last round
It is also worth noting that 18 out of the 22 media members scored it for Namajunas. The three official judges had it 49-46 for Namajunas, while the majority from the media had it 48-47, also for Rose.
If it’s true that we learn a lot about fighters by how they deal with defeat, Joanna Jedrzejczyk continues to make a pretty poor case for herself