Reports came in yesterday that a potential UFC strawweight title match between current champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk and former Invicta FC atomweight champion Michelle Waterson, was set to be announced.
While there has been no movement on that front as of yet, Joanna was in Denver last night for the UFC on FOX card and was asked about it after the show.
“There is a rumor that I am going to fight Michelle Waterson on (UFC)210 probably, but it’s not true.”
“I’m not going to fight Michelle Waterson yet. I’m still waiting for the date and the name of my opponent.”
She did mention that they have been given two dates for a fight, but nothing final as of yet. She was further pressed on the Waterson fight, being asked if she would like to fight the “Karate Hottie”:
“Of course. She’s a good fighter but she had just one fight. She was injured for a long time. But I think that she’s not the next challenger for me.”
If there’s one thing we are used to seeing happen in mixed martial arts, and the UFC specifically, it is being told that a fight isn’t going to happen, only to see that very fight announced within the next few days.
So whether or not Jedrzejczyk was just being coy, or if she was in fact shooting down the rumors, we will have to wait and see. She did reiterate, however, that they would know in a few days what her future holds. So we will have more on her next fight as it breaks.
Check out the full interview below as she touched on Waterson, her 2107 schedule, and a 125lbs division, courtesy of MMAFighting.com: