The return of former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is a highly-anticipated event to say the least. Rousey is not only one of the most popular fighters in promotion history, but she helped paved the way for women’s mixed martial arts (MMA). Without “Rowdy,” champions like UFC strawweight titleholder Joanna Jedrzejczyk wouldn’t exist under the UFC umbrella. As Rousey gears up for her return to the Octagon opposite current champion Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 on Dec. 30 from Las Vegas, Nev., Jedrzejczyk is refusing to pick either bantamweight star.
“I don’t like to give predictions for everyone,” Jedrzejczyk told MMAjunkie earlier this week. “Of course I am teammates with Amanda Nunes, but I’ve had longer relationship with Ronda Rousey. She deserves to fight for this title right after she lost to Holly Holm. It’s been a while, more than a year, where she’s been out of the competition, but I’m very happy for her. I’m very happy for Ronda. I’m happy for Amanda because she can defend the title against one of the best athletes ever.”
While Jedrzejczyk has been briefly linked to a potential superfight opposite Rousey, the two have remained incredibly friendly over the past few years. After all, they are the most dominant champions in their respective division’s history.
“I think it’s going to be very difficult fight for both of them, but both of them are very, very strong,” Jedrzejczyk added. “Not just physically, but mentally as well. I don’t know who is going to win this fight but I will be watching.”
UFC 207 will also feature a bantamweight clash between current champion Dominick Cruz and top contender Cody Garbrandt.
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