Joanna Jedrzejczyk hasn’t competed in a professional bout since her defeat against Weili Zhang during the women’s Strawweight match during UFC 248. Joanna decided to sit out for the entire duration of COVID-19. However, it now seems like the former division champion is getting ready to get back inside the Octagon.
But before announcing a comeback, there are a few things Jonna would like to clarify. For starters, whether fans will be allowed to get back into the arena after the pandemic subsides is a crucial question.
Commenting on the subject, Joanna said, “There is no sport without the fans. You know I love to interact with the fans. They give the motivation required, like an extra battery pack or an energy pack. Maybe I would fight without the fans, but I’d rather not if given a choice. I want to put off the match as long as I can. And I believe we can put this fiasco behind us soon”.
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Her second concern is adding a few more zeroes to her paycheck. And while she doesn’t want to sound like every other fighter asking for a raise, Joanna believes she has earned it. “I don’t want to sound like a crazy person, but it’s business, and there must be money behind it. I put up a staunch show last time, and I feel I deserve a bigger slice of the cake”, Joanna added.At the end of the day, Joanna plans to be patient with her comeback, which means could choose to stay out of the Octagon for some more time if the odds don’t line up. What are your thoughts on her decision? Let us know in the comments section below. If you can’t wait to put your money down on the next bout, check out the list of the top iGaming sites in the UK.
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Founder, Executive Writer, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a passion for Combat Sports and also a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s also a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.