Joanna Jedrzejczyk Declares the UFC Have Offered Her a Title Shot at the End of 2022

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Former UFC strawweight queen Joanna Jedrzejczyk has recently given fans an indication of when we can see the Polish native return to action. Jedrzejczyk has declared the UFC has offered her a title fight at the back end of 2022. Although a long wait, the former champion did indicate she would like to return to competition a lot sooner. 

Jedrzejczyk hasn’t featured inside the Octagon since March of 2020, where she suffered a tough defeat at the hands of former strawweight champion Zhang Weili at UFC 248. The unsuccessful attempt to regain her title left fans unknowing if she would ever return to MMA competition.

The thirty-four-year-old Pole didn’t seem eager to compete among the COVID-19 bubble and without fans in attendance. Jedrzejczyk also made the case that she wasn’t quite interested in returning if it wasn’t for a worthy opponent, as she was pursuing other avenues outside of the Octagon.

Joanna Jedrzejczyk Removed From Strawweight Rankings

Towards the end of 2021, Jedrzejczyk was removed from the UFC official strawweight rankings and the pound-for-pound rankings. The promotion made this decision due to Jedrzejczyk long haul of inactivity.

The former queen of the strawweights explained she would be competing for a title upon her return to the division or a number-one contenders fight against Carla Esparza in a rematch. However, she is now expecting to run back a third contest with current champion Rose Namajunas

As we enter the new year, the end of 2022 seems like a lifetime away before we see Jedrzejczyk back in business, but she has assured fans that she hopes to return sooner and is open to running a rematch back with Weili Zhang.

“I thought it might be Carla Esparza (next), but it’s been confirmed she is next to fight for the championship,” Joanna Jedrzejczyk told Kanal Sportowy. “There was also (Marina) Rodriguez, but she fights Yan (Xiaonan) in March, so that leaves (Zhang) Weili.”

“I don’t see any other fight,” Joanna Jedrzejczyk continued. “Dana (White) made me an offer to fight for the championship, but I would have to wait until November (or) December and I don’t want to wait. I want to fight.”

Joanna Jedrzejczyk had an extremely successful run as an undisputed champion and looked unbeatable with the relentless pace and high output she brought to the Octagon.

With that being said, do you believe Joanna Jedrzejczyk can regain her championship status in the strawweight division?

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