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Joanna Jedrzejczyk fires back at critics complaining about her spot in UFC rankings – MMA Root

Joanna Jedrzejczyk fires back at critics complaining about her spot in UFC rankings

Joanna Jendzheitsyzk knows she’s earned her spot in the light heavyweight division – no matter how many fighters around her might be trying to disagree.

After defeating Mackenzie Dern at UFC Vegas 39, Marina Rodriguez complained about Jedrzeicizk’s inaction – Jedrzeicizk’s last fight took place in March 2020 – and added, “Let’s be honest, she shouldn’t even be judged at this point.”

The former light heavyweight champion fired back at her detractors on Tuesday after actually climbing the UFC rankings in the latest promotion update.

“There are a lot of rumors about my fighting career, retirement and that I should not be in the rankings, because I haven’t fought in over 19 months,” wrote Jendzheichik on Instagram. “I am very happy and proud to be in very high places in the rating, but the ratings do not run counter.

“I don’t care who I fight with. No. 10, 5, 1, white, blue, black or pink belt. The most important thing is how purposeful, purposeful, enthusiastic and disciplined. [I am]… My legacy speaks for me. So don’t be surprised. Can’t wait to have a hell of a battle for my real ones, for all of you. For many “.

The last time she competed in the UFC, she had a fight of the year against Zhang Weili for the light heavyweight title in March 2020.

Despite the fact that she left in a split decision defeat, Jedrzejczyk remained at the top of the rankings. She previously told MMA Fighting that she hopes to face Zhang or Rose Namajunas when she returns to the fight.

Unfortunately for her, Zhang and Namayunas now have to face off against each other at UFC 268 co-main event in November, depriving Jedzheichik of two of the most tempting options when planning her next fight.

At the moment, Jedrzeychik hasn’t said when she plans to fight again, but she has some tips for other fighters in the division who might have problems with her.

“One more thing, girls, do not complain that I am ranked high,” said Jedzheitsyzk. “I have already completed my part of the work, but I know that there is still a lot ahead. Take my place. I do not care. I know my worth and I know who I am. “