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UFC 217: Joanna Chasing Down Ronda Rousey

UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk will defend her title against Rose Namajunas in November at UFC 217.

Jedrzejczyk was a guest on “UFC Tonight” recently to discuss her training, fighting at MSG and Ronda Rousey.

Jedrzejczyk on if the recent hurricane interrupted her training in Florida: “No, it didn’t even hit us.”

Jedrzejczyk on how she’s preparing for her title fight against Rose Namajunas: “I’m working hard. This is what I always do and I’m still the champion. I feel with every camp, I feel more competent. For sure on November 4th, I will bring new weapons to the fight with Rose.”

Jedrzejczyk on if she wanted to fight at Madison Square Garden again: “Yes, I asked for Madison Square Garden. I’m very excited about doing this one more time.”

Jedrzejczyk on the possibility of tying Ronda Rousey’s record for consecutive title defenses: “I love Ronda Rousey and we have a very good relationship. She’s done so much for this sport and for female fighters. It’s all about winning the fight and winning the title. It would be great tying Ronda’s record. I want to defend my strawweight belt in 2018 and then we’ll see about moving up a weight class.”

Jedrzejczyk on if she wants to move to the 125 pound division: “Of course, I care about this division. I’m very excited about it. I used to fight at 125 in Muay Thai and boxing and even in MMA before the UFC. I was thinking about the 125 division. In the past, I was having a hard time making 115. Now, I make the weight easy. I can fight at 115, and maybe next year I will make a decision to move up and, of course, defend both titles.”

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