Joanna Jedrzejczyk faces questions about her weight during every fight week of her career. This fight week the former strawweight champ was quick to dismiss any issues about her weight.
“I woke up at 123 (pounds), so it’s like nothing,” Jedrzejczyk said during her media scrum following her open workout.
Prior to Jedrzejczyk’s last fight against Michelle Waterson in October, rumors surfaced that she would not make weight. Ultimately, she did make weight and she went on to dominate that fight. JJ claims that weight cut was the easiest cut of her long career and now she’s expecting to make championship weight with ease.
“I’m still drinking two gallons of liquid every day and I’m eating three meals and two snacks a day,” said Jedrzejczyk. “I really don’t have to do a bath or I don’t have to go to a sauna. There will be no impact on my body or my mind.”
Bad weight cuts have plagued the former champ in the past. Two tough weight cuts resulted in broken hands, while her worst cut resulted in her losing her championship.
Since losing her belt, Jedrzejczyk previously cut weight by using her own knowledge, while also working with a nutritionist. Now she is still trusting herself, but she also gets assistance from the nutrition team at the UFC Performance Institute.
After Friday’s UFC 248 weigh-ins, the only thing left for Jedrzejczyk will be to fight current champion Zhang Weili, who is predicting to knock out Jedrzejczyk. The Polish superstar isn’t afraid of Weili and she’s ready to reclaim the strawweight throne.
“There are people that are going to doubt me, but my legacy is so big. Her saying this and me hearing this, I feel like it just got real so let’s go on Saturday.”
If Joanna Jedrzejczyk does win on Saturday, she’ll be the first woman in UFC history to win a championship on two separate occasions.