UFC – Zhang Weili: I’ll Beat Joanna Jedrzejczyk In One Or Two Rounds
The war of words has been hotting up lately between UFC strawweight champion Zhang Weili, and the former champion, Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Recently ‘JJ’ said she would be willing to canoe to China ‘to beat the s***out of her’.
Speaking to MMA Junkie, Zhang responded to Jedrzejczyk’s comments, suggesting that the former champ sounds ‘very angry’.
“I think she sounds very angry all the time, and her emotions will get her in trouble. She is willing to fight me now, but there was a time she didn’t want to fight me, as well. I am ready anytime for battle. Just call my manager Mr. Brian [Butler] and the boss Dana, and we can fight next week.”
The current women’s 115lbs champion went on to predict a first or second round finish, when the two meet inside the UFC Octagon.
“I am always looking to finish a fight as soon as I can so my opponent doesn’t have to endure long periods of damage. I see the fight ending in one or two rounds. I think Joanna possesses great skill with her striking, along with good power, but I believe in my training and team to have me ready to beat her anywhere.”
Although a title fight hasn’t been confirmed yet, it is expected that Zhang will defend her title against Jedrzejczyk in early 2020. In the last few days, UFC president Dana White has taken to social media to say of the fight, “This is going to be a VERY fun fight!!!!!”
When they do get to face off inside the Octagon, Zhang promises that she will calm Jedrzejczyk down.
“I think she is very angry and emotional, and I will calm her down.”
Who do you think will get their hand raised when Zhang Weili defends her strawweight title against Joanna Jedrzejczyk?