Former UFC Women’s Strout Champion Joanna Zederjek has announced her retirement after a knockout loss to Zhang Weili at UFC 275 in Singapore.
After a two-year hiatus, Zedrzejic returns and falls in Zhang Weili’s spinning fist in the second round of Saturday’s bout. He then took off his gloves and told UFC analyst Daniel Carmier in his post-war interview that this was his last fight.
“I’m retired,” he said. “Thank you so much for your support. It’s been 20 years. I’m 35 this year. I want to be a mother. I want to be a businessman. I’ve trained for two decades, more than half of my life. I appreciate all of you. Friends I love you. “
The Polish fighter told reporters at the UFC 275 post-event press conference that he did not take part in the fight to retire in his mind.
“No, it was just the moment, but I got it in the back of my head,” Jedrzejak said. “Maybe one day, maybe a year ago, I would retire if anything happened because I’ve been in this business for the last 19 years. A lot of investment from yourself. It’s time to dump her and move on. “
“I communicate so much and I don’t really have time to think about how big my legacy is. I am a hard worker, and I have always dedicated myself. I give as much as I can, and I get as much as I can, but now is the time to enjoy it to the fullest. “
Jedrzejczyk (16-5 MMA, 10-5 UFC) defeated Carla Esparza for the women’s Strovet title at UFC 185 in March 2015. He was the champion until 2017.
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