FS1 UFC 217 POSTFIGHT SHOW: Florian, Woodley and Weidman discuss Jedrzejczyk vs. Namajunas


The following quotes and videos are from tonight’s FS1 UFC 217 POSTFIGHT SHOW on FS1 hosted by Karyn Bryant, with Tyron Woodley, Kenny Florian and Chris Weidman providing analysis. Megan Olivi conducted interviews.

UFC TONIGHT is the official weekly news and information show of the Ultimate Fighting Championship on FS1. The following quotes and analysis are from the panel when discussing the Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Rose Namajunas fight.


UFC TONIGHT Host Kenny Florian

On what mistake Jedrzejczyk made: “We’ve seen Joanna dropped before by Claudia Gadelha, and they probably saw it on tape and tonight Rose landed that. Usually Joanna starts slowly, but then gets her rhythm and runs away with her fights. But Rose didn’t let her get her rhythm tonight.”

On if Jedrzejczyk should get a rematch with Namajunas: “Joanna was a champion for so long, I think she deserves an immediate rematch. But that is up to the Rose, too.”


UFC TONIGHT Host Tyron Woodley

On what Rose Namajunas did to beat Joanna Jedrzejczyk: “You think about the emotion, she’s showed emotion in victory and defeat – but once she learned she can use it to her advantage, it really made a difference in her fight. It looked like Joanna got much too hyped up leading up to the fight and in the fight. Rose was calm, relaxed and poised, and she saw her target and put her hand on Joanna’s chin.”

On if Joanna should get the rematch against Namajunas: “When you completely smoke the Boogiewoman, she doesn’t get the rematch.”


Rose Namajunas

On how she stayed composed in the title fight: “So many different things. My coaches always having my back. Me having my back. She’s a master at Jedi mind control. I went through my mantras. I kept telling myself to stay calm.”

On what was different this title fight: “Experience, timing. I was 22 for the first one, now I’m 25. This one was really intense. Everything was opposite from last time. I got rid of the distractions.”

On why she didn’t try to take Joanna down: “A lot of girls were so desperate to take her down. My game plan is always to punch them in the face, take them down and choke them out.”

On what she learned from fighting Joanna: “I learned how to be a champion when she first stepped in the scene, but this week I learned how to not be a champion. I want to bring back the honor in martial arts. I want to show there’s a different way.”


Joanna Jedrzejczyk

On what’s next: “I have to hold my head up. I have to get stronger. I know already my mistake. I feel great. It’s a sport.”

On her mistake: “My coach showed me the video. My hand was low and she got me. It was a big surprise, but I’m moving forward. I’ve done so much for the sport. It’s a sport.”


VIDEO: INTERVIEW: Joanna Jedrzejczyk  




On Namajunas vs. Joanna: “A lot of people think Rose is up and coming, but she wasn’t ready for this moment. She was totally composed tonight. It’s amazing. I mean if anyone deserves a rematch, Joanna does. But we’ll see what happens.”

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