Joanna Jędrzejczyk was a number of months into retirement earlier than she acquired the itch to combat once more.
Instantly after her second-round KO loss to Zhang Weili at UFC 275 this previous June, Jędrzejczyk left her gloves within the Octagon and advised UFC shade commentator Daniel Cormier that she would be a part of his ‘league’ and retire. For the subsequent part of her profession, Jędrzejczyk shifted focus to being an envoy for the promotion and moving into managing up-and-coming fighters. And although content material with that part, the previous UFC strawweight champion just lately admitted she has considered combating once more.
One of the vital latest situations got here a number of weeks in the past, in line with Jędrzejczyk. ‘JJ’ advised Adam Catterall of BT Sport that she spoke to her group and was thisnear calling the UFC brass a couple of return to competitors.
“It’s nonetheless onerous,” mentioned Jędrzejczyk. “It was a spontaneous choice, however throughout combat week I felt that if one thing [happened], I’ll retire and it occurred. The craziest factor about my retirement is that my final camp was the very best camp in my combating profession. I felt so good. I used to be in all probability—not top-of-the-line, however I used to be in the very best form ever. Weili Zhang caught me and I went down. And yeah. It simply occurred.
“However two weeks in the past, I went loopy, man,” continued Jędrzejczyk. “I used to be calling my administration. I used to be about to name [UFC president] Dana [White] and [UFC Chief Business Officer] Hunter [Campbell] to convey me again. Truly, I had this dialog with my coach, Mike Brown, and Dan Lambert, the proprietor of ATT. However yeah, it’s onerous to love sit, suppose, such as you’ve completed a lot, your legacy is so huge. However I’ve been doing this for the final 19 years of my life, so it’s actually onerous.”
It seems as if a fast return wouldn’t be an possibility, as UFC Roster Watch on Twitter confirmed Jędrzejczyk was formally faraway from the roster, so seemingly wouldn’t be a part of the USADA testing pool both.
Jędrzejczyk went 10-5 in her UFC tenure.