Joanna Jedrzejczyk nearing retirement: “I”m going to be the perfect wife or perfect mother”

November 8, 2016 10:59 am by Evan Bell
Joanna Jedrzejczyk

UFC women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk is undoubtably one of the greatest female mixed martial artists on the planet. With a 12-0 professional mixed martial arts record to go along with a 27-2 professional kickboxing record to go with several world Muay Thai championships, Jedrzejczyk is shaping quite the impressive legacy for herself.

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Ahead of her UFC 205 scrap with Karolina Kowalkiewicz on Saturday for the women’s strawweight championship in New York, Jedrzejczyk spoke to MMAJunkie to discuss her future outside of the Octagon, one that may surprise some fans:

“I had the thought in my head a year ago, two years ago I was like, ‘I want to fight two more years,’ and then this year I was like, ‘Maybe I’ll fight to next year or next few years and be done with that,’ I like to be healthy person. I like to be focused on my things. Now I’m trying to be the best athlete ever. I left my family, my fiance, my friends. I left my everything in Poland, but I’m trying to be the best in the world, and I’m proving that every single day for myself. There are no excuses.

“When (I retire) I’m going to be the perfect wife or perfect mother. I want to be the same, (giving) 100 percent,” she continued. ” I know I’m not retiring in two months or beginning of the next year because then I will want to come back and have a fight with someone who is important. My goal is to make my dreams come true, my goals come true, and be undefeated. Fight for the next few fights and then see what’s going to happen. That’s my goal.”

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Jedrzejczyk, who has been very open about her desire to become the first ever two-division women’s UFC champion, could very well be looking to campaign for the UFC to create a women’s flyweight division if she emerges from her UFC 205 scrap victorious this Saturday.

With that being said, there has been no word from the UFC brass in regards to the possibility of creating a women’s flyweight division in the near future. While there have been women’s flyweight fights in the past, the promotion has not unveiled a plan to create a permanent division.


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