Champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk unhappy with TUF 23 portrayal: “Don’t trust everything you see on TV”

By Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

“I don’t watch TUF. I don’t watch it because I don’t like how they show me…  I know the stories, I know the things which happened so I’m not watching because what I saw in the first two episodes I wasn’t happy with that so I’m not watching this… I heard every day that I’m a very good coach, that I’m a very good partner for my teammates and for my fighters but they show on TV that I’m a bad person but I’m not. So that’s why I’m not watching this… People just see tense situations in the TUF program. They can see that I am bully but it wasn’t like that. Don’t trust everything you see on TV.”

-Joanna Jedrzejczyk talks to Sirius XM’s Steve Cofield and RJ Clifford about her portrayal on The Ultimate Fighter 23 (transcribed by

Penick’s Analysis: Jedrzejczyk’s getting the Rousey treatment this season, with the cameras and editing focusing on certain aspects of how she and Claudia Gadelha interacted with one another. Jedrzejczyk’s nature to be tough in the face of opposition has at times made her come off as a bit of a bully, but the show has focused solely on negative reactions and not on any positives with her training and how her team may have seen her. That’s been the way the show has been handled for years, and most reality television will heighten any negative characterizations that might wind up caught on film.

[Photo (c) Tom Heitman via USA Today Sports]

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