Joanna Jedrzejczyk fighting Valentina Shevchenko adult dual weight classes on reduction than 24 hours’ notice was expected impractical from a impulse it was initial mentioned. But a UFC strawweight champion is austere she didn’t usually ask for a Shevchenko quarrel as a selling ploy; she unequivocally was meddlesome in stepping adult on brief notice and confronting a former muay Thai enemy in Shevchenko, Jedrzejczyk said.
“There was not adequate time, though if they pronounced yes, we would fight,” a titleholder told media during UFC 213 on Saturday night in Las Vegas (via MMA Fighting). “It was not usually for fun or for PR, I’m a veteran contestant and we was unequivocally peaceful to fight.”
All of this started, of course, when women’s bantamweight champ Amanda Nunes pulled out of a UFC 213 categorical eventuality in that she was scheduled to urge a pretension for a second time opposite Shevchenko in a rematch. UFC 213 was a pay-per-view eventuality that noted a finish to International Fight Week 2017.
Nunes was privileged by doctors on Saturday, per UFC boss Dana White, though a Brazilian didn’t feel fit to quarrel and withdrew from a contest.
Jedrzejczyk immediately offering her services for after that evening, though carrying her fill in for Nunes was never a picturesque choice since she Polish warrior did not import in a day before nor were any of her medicals or other tests (including a pregnancy test) finished 72 hours in advance.
According to Jedrzejczyk, a fact that she has mislaid to Shevchenko 3 times in muay Thai did not play a partial in her seductiveness in fighting a women’s bantamweight contender.
“There is not a bad blood between me and Valentina Shevchenko. We have a really good relationship,” Jedrzejczyk said. “I’m not crazy about Valentina and fighting with her; it was usually for a fans to assistance rescue a show, UFC 213.”
Jedrzejczyk pronounced she feels contemptible for both her American Top Team teammate, Nunes, and Shevchenko after what happened. She combined that “The Lioness” is a loyal champion and will be behind stronger and improved than ever.
“MMA is a formidable sport. It’s all about being a strongest physically and mentally, as well,” Jedrzejczyk said. “But a weight cuts, a preparations are really heavy, really hard, and really tough for a bodies and brains.
“I feel contemptible for Valentina Shevchenko. It was her large possibility to quarrel for a title. She was really tighten to maybe apropos a UFC universe champion. we wish we will see them fighting really soon.”
After Nunes vs. Shevchenko was strictly private from a card, UFC 213 proceeded with 11 bouts and Yoel Romero vs. Robert Whittaker for a halt UFC middleweight championship became a new categorical event. Whittaker won around unanimous decision.
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