Pole Joanna Jedrzejczyk decided to support her former opponent, the Chinese woman, Weili Zhang, after her defeat against the American Rose Namajunas. According to Joanna, Weili needs to forget this loss and start all over again.
“We’re all different,” Jedrzejczyk told SCMP MMA. “We all deal with things totally differently – in life or sports situations. It’s not easy to lose the belt, but throw it away, Weili, and go for it. Just don’t think about it. Start a new chapter. ”
After losing her title to Namajunas in 2017, Jedrzejczyk received an immediate shot at redemption in early 2018. While she performed much better in that rematch, she ultimately came up short again, losing a split decision.
“When I lost to Rose for the first time, I thought that I wasn’t holding the knockout in my head,” she said.
“Maybe I wasn’t holding this in my mind, but when I faced her in the rematch, I feel like I didn’t believe enough in my victory. It was so close. It was like 0.2 per cent of less motivation – maybe not motivation, but belief that I could win. “
Zhang and Jedrzejczyk collided in the Octagon in March 2020, engaging in a Fight of the Year contender that “Magnum” won by split decision. Jedrzejczyk has long believed she deserves a rematch – and that hasn’t changed.
“It’s not that I want revenge on Weili Zhang,” she said. “Since I started my relationship with martial arts, I always wanted to put on a performance in fights and always fight the best, and Weili Zhang is one of the greatest.