The former UFC women’s strawweight champion and number 2nd ranked women’s strawweight fighter, Joanna Jedrzejczyk has been removed from the official UFC rankings due to inactivity. Jedrzejczyk last fought inside the Octagon against Zhang Weili at the co-main event of UFC 248 in March 2020.
This news was first reported by MMA Junkie reporter, Mike Bohn who tweeted, “Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s removal from the UFC rankings is due to inactivity, I’m told. She’s still on the roster and will be reinserted when she returns to the competition. Likely around March 2022.”
Zhang Weili and Joanna Jedrzejczyk produced a five-round war for the fight fans around the world and produced a near fight of the year 2020. Jedrzejczyk faced a split decision loss in this fight and she hasn’t fought inside UFC.
The former UFC women’s strawweight champion, Zhang Weili is booked to face Rose Namajunas in a rematch at UFC 268. Jedrzejczyk wants to fight the winner of Namajunas vs Weili 2 but the UFC president Dana White commented in one of his interviews that, she needs one more win before facing them.
White says, “Probably Joanna Jedrzejczyk will have to fight again with another opponent, and then she will meet again with Weili or Namajunas,” Now she has been removed from strawweight as well as pound for pound rankings and it is going to be interesting to see who she is going to face next.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk already admitted that she doesn’t care for rankings
The number 4th ranked UFC women’s strawweight fighter, Marina Rodriguez was the first one who asked the promotion to remove Joanna Jedrzejczyk from the rankings. After her win against Mackenzie Dern, Rodriguez says, “Let’s be honest, she shouldn’t even be ranked anymore at this point, She’s been out of action for so long and if she doesn’t want to fight me, I guess I don’t want to fight her, too.”
Replying to her with an Instagram post, Jedrzejczyk admitted she earned her spot with hard work in UFC and she doesn’t care about ranking. She says, “I don’t care who I’ll be fighting. No 10, 5, 1, white, blue, black, or pink belt. The most important thing is how dedicated, motivated, passionate, and disciplined [I am]. My legacy speaks for me. So don’t be surprised. Can’t wait to put on a hell of a fight for my real ones, for all of ya. For so many.”
“One more thing girls — do not complain about me being high in the rankings, I did my part already but I know there is much more to come. Take my place. I don’t care. I know my value and I know who I am.”