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Joanna Jedrzejczyk Speaks About UFC217 Loss To Rose Namajunas

Joanna Jedrzejczyk Speaks About UFC217 Loss To Rose Namajunas

Former Strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk was defeated in the first round of her supposed sixth title defense to Rose Namajunas, where she appeared to tap during Rose Namajunas's submission, she now rejects she did.

She rejected tapping to Namajunas submission during an interview with MMA Hour. “Someone said that I tapped, I never tapped,” Jedrzejczyk told Ariel Helwani.
“Are you kidding me? It was probably that I was trying to stand up, but I didn’t. It was a piece of a second for me.

“I know it took a while – from the punch to the ground and pound when I had the turtle position, but for me it was a like a piece of a second. I know it was a few long seconds.
“It looks totally different than people think it is.”

She maintains that she was probably trying to stand up and might have had issues gaining balance, which was now seen as a tap.

“I didn’t tap…I didn’t tap. I heard this, like two times, but come on…I didn’t tap…I didn’t tap. It was probably I was trying to stand up,” she said again.

“I didn’t know what was going on at that time probably. My body…I couldn’t get the right balance, you know? I didn’t tap, I never tapped and I didn’t tap.”

She said she felt she wasn't in the fight, maybe an illusion or something and admitted she felt slower than her usual.
“Believe me that it was a mistake, and I felt like I was not there,” she explained. “I got cut, she cut me up and I felt like I was standing next to it watching it. I was like, ‘Let me go, what happened?’

“I didn’t see the punch, the power of the punch. She didn’t hit hard, you know, but right to the point, I don’t know what happened.

“I just remember that during the warm-up I was feeling more slower than usually. I don’t know why, I must go to the fight week and figure it out.”

She has maintained, she didn't tap but feels that the referee was right to end the fight.
“Of course, I was out, but I don’t know why,” she replied when asked if it was the right time to stop the action.

“Maybe there was something wrong with my brain or head, but I don’t know. I will figure out what happened because it’s unusual.

“I have almost 100 fights in my time in boxing and kickboxing. I had 15 fights in MMA and nothing ever happened before. It was the first time I got cut, someone knocked me down.”

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