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Joanna Jedrzejczyk to Valerie Letourneau: ‘I know you’re afraid already’

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Let the trash talk commence.

UFC women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk and challenger Valerie Letourneau got into a little back and forth Thursday during a UFC 193 media conference call, culminating in Jedrzejczyk telling Letourneau that she’s “afraid already.”

It’s unclear what got the champ upset, but Jedrzejczyk was quick to throw some cold water on a confident Letourneau statement.

“Maybe she’s going to have a bad surprise on Nov. 14,” Letourneau said. “I feel like I’ve improved from my fights against Jessica Rakoczy to [Maryna] Moroz. I feel like I’ve improved 10 times more already between my fight with Moroz to now. I just can’t wait to put it all there and to show what I’m capable of.”

Letourneau (8-3) has two wins in a row since moving down to 115 pounds, over Rakoczy and Moroz, the latter in August. Jedrzejczyk (10-0), though, was quick to point out that Rakoczy and Moroz are not in her league.

“But I’m not Maryna Moroz and I am not Rakoczy,” she chimed in. “I am Joanna Champion.”

That promoted Letourneau to reassure her opponent: “I know you’re a great fighter, Joanna. There’s no doubt about it.”

Jedrzejczyk wasn’t done, though.

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Source:: mma fighting