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UFC Tampa: Joanna Jedrzejczyk insists ‘the fight is on’ despite rumored weigh-cut issues

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk is still plans on weighing in this week and headlining UFC Tampa.

Saturday’s main event is rumored to be in jeopardy. Jedrzejczyk reportedly informed the UFC she would be unable to make the strawweight limit for her fight with Michelle Waterson, according to Combate.

Waterson allegedly refused to fight Jedrzejczyk at a catchweight and also turned down short-notice fights with Mackenzie Dern and Amanda Ribas. Waterson is believed to have then been offered two options: fight Jedrzejczyk at a catchweight or fight Jessica Andrade at UFC 244 instead. Following this, it was rumored that Angela Hill would step-up on short notice and fight Jedrzejczyk at a catchweight.

Jedrzejczyk somewhat combated those reports in statement posted to her Instagram Story. “I don’t know what’s going on, the weigh-ins are tomorrow [They’re scheduled for Friday morning] and you’re all worried about,” Jedrzejczyk said (h/t MMA Fighting). “The fight is on, the weighs-in are on Friday. Keep it calm, guys. All fine, step by step. I will see you there.” She then continued, “Did I miss something? Did I miss the weigh-ins today or what? Because the weigh ins are on Friday, isn’t it?”

The fight vs. Waterson marks Jedrzejczyk’s return to her forming 115-pound stomping grounds following a decision loss to Valentina Shevchenko for the UFC women’s flyweight title.


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