Joanna Jedrzejczyk is confident she’ll get her hand raised and reclaim her strawweight title in the co-main event of UFC 248 when she battles Weili Zhang.
This will be the Pole’s first shot at reclaiming her title since her decision loss to Rose Namajunas at UFC 223 and she believes she will do just that. She also is confident she’ll do it in impressive fashion by making the champ quit.
“I want to make her quit,” Jedrzejczyk told reporters at the UFC 248 open workouts (via MMA Junkie). “I’ve been through so many fights, this is my 14th fight in the UFC, 10th for the belt. I’m a naturally gifted fighter with such good conditioning and I want to make her quit.
“I want to make her quit and beg me to stop, that’s what’s going to happen. Of course, one punch can finish the fight but I’m ready for anything and everything. I’m not this person that says I’m going to knock her out, I’m going to submit her, no. You have to take fights second by second.”
Weili Zhang has also said she will knock her out, which for Joanna Jedrzejczyk she says that gives her confidence.
“I need this sports violence, I need this aggression,” Jedrzejczyk said. “Her saying this, that’s what’s up. Jessica Andrade said the same thing, that she’s going to knock me out.
“These girls, they look short and muscular, they look powerful, and she has power, but I know how to avoid it. She can try, but she going to face the best in the business. She knows that she needs me to make this money and become a superstar in the UFC strawweight division. And there are people who doubt me and are going to do that but my legacy is so big. So she’s saying this, things just got real, let’s go. Let’s go on Saturday.”