UFC quietly withdraws Joanna Jedrzejczyk from official rankings
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) strawweight defender Joanna Jedrzejczyk has not competed since losing an epic five-round ‘fight of the year’ to her former champion Zhang Weili at the UFC 248 Pay-Per-View (PPV) event back in March 2020.
It is a duration of almost 20 months.
As a result, the promotion has declared Jedrzejczyk ineligible for the next UFC rankings update, which should be reflected in this week’s turnover. This usually happens around Wednesday, which is why you will still find his name on the charts for the next day or so.
addicted to mma confirmed the change on Monday.
Former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has been out for even longer than Jedrzejczyk but remains ranked as there are different rules for different people. Just ask Nate Diaz, who received a ranking sanction in May 2014.
And let’s not forget the curious case of Leon Edwards.
Jedrzejczyk (16-4) turned 34 in August but ruled out retirement talks because she wasn’t knocked out and doesn’t lose “like a cat”. That said, the Polish Piston hasn’t won back-to-back contests for over four years and is currently 0-4 in their last four title fights.
Blame it on all those trips to the beach.