“But racing has always been my dream” – Joanna Jedrzejczyk reveals surprising goal after retiring from combat

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk is one of the UFC’s most prominent fighters. However, after failing to collect strawweight gold against Chinese fighter Zhang Weili at UFC 248, Jedrzejczyk took a break from the UFC Octagon.

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The Polish fighter has fought many top fighters in the UFC. However, it has been almost two years since Jedrzejczyk was taken out of action. Surprisingly, the Polish-born appeared to be enjoying her time away from the Octagon, exploring her passion in various other fields.

Recently, the former strawweight champion made her debut in off-road rallies and plans to pursue a career behind the wheels after retiring from MMA. In his recent interview with SCMP MMA, Jedrzejczyk revealed his childhood dream of becoming a professional racing driver.

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Jedrzejczyk said, “Last weekend I did my first race. I want to be a driver. I am a professional driver, racing driver and in the future I want to do the Dakar, maybe in three or four years after I retire from martial arts. When I was a teenager I had so many dreams.

“I had so many passions and I was passionate about so many things, but like I didn’t have any money. No option to do these things, but now I can do whatever I want to do. good to follow his dreams, you know. Sometimes we have to wait to make our dreams come true “, she added.

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She further said, “So many weeks, years, but I’m very happy where I am right now. I’m enjoying my life. I’m human, that’s the most important. But running has always been my dream. And j Did the license. And I did my professional training. I did my first race and I fell in love. It’s amazing. “

Joanna Jedrzejczyk returns to combat

Joanna Jedrzejczyk has an incredible professional fighter career from 16-4 under his belt. Right after her UFC debut, the Polish made her mark in the division with superb wins.

Jedrzejczyk became the women’s strawweight champion at UFC 185. Sadly, the 34-year-old lost her UFC gold to Rose Namajunas at UFC 217 and suffered the same fate in the rematch.

TORONTO, ON – DECEMBER 8: Joanna Jedrzejczyk of Poland enters the ring before her fight against Valentina Shevchenko of Kyrgyzstan in a flyweight bout during UFC 231 at Scotiabank Arena on December 8, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley / Getty Images)

After a 3-4 record since 2017, Jedrzejczyk has taken a break from fighting. However, she hinted at a return to the Octagon and can’t wait to fight. The Polish-born said in the same interview that she was in the process of preparing for her return and that she will take whatever is served on her table.

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As champion ‘Thug Rose’ is fresh out of her recent victory over the Chinese competitor and could take some time to fight her afterwards, Jedrzejczyk has expressed her desire for a second clash against Weili.

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Moreover, the former strawweight champion is set to take on No.2 Carla Esparza, whom she previously beaten at UFC 185. Overall, Jedrzejczyk’s return to combat is sure to excite fans of the game. ‘UFC.

What do you think of Jedrzejczyk continuing the race after the UFC? Who do you think Jedrzejczyk should fight for on his return? Let us know in the comments.

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