A third bout with Joanna Jedrzejczyk would be ideal for Claudia Gadelha.
Officially, Gadelha is 0-2 against Jedrzejczyk. The Brazilian strawweight feels she was robbed of a decision in her first encounter with Jedrzejczyk. Following her UFC 239 victory over Randa Markos Gadelha planned to call out her foe, but there was just one issue. Jedrzejczyk is already set to fight Michelle Waterson on Oct. 12.
Gadelha told reporters during a media scrum that news of Jedrzejczyk’s next bout took her by surprise:
“I was a little surprised because I wanted to beat Randa tonight and call out Joanna. Cause I feel like it’s 1-1 and we gotta do a third fight. She told me that, she knows that. I wanted to fight Joanna again, but I was a little surprised when I found out she’s fighting Michelle Waterson now. So let’s wait for them to fight and I’ll wait for that to happen because I really wanna fight Joanna again.”
When asked why there’s so much animosity between herself and Jedrzejczyk, Gadelha said the following.
“We hate each other. Joanna, I respect her as a fighter, as a professional athlete but I don’t respect her as a person. And I spent eight weeks with her on ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ and it was a nightmare. The way she is, the kind of person she is. And I feel like I beat her the first time. If everybody goes back and watch that fight, I beat Joanna. And that was a nightmare for my life cause I couldn’t accept that loss. So I really feel like we gotta get back in there and do it again.”
Claudia Gadelha post-fight scrum below: