UFC strawweight champ and ace face-puncher Joanna Jedrzejczyk appeared on Ariel Helwani’s “The MMA Hour” on Monday, and the Polish warrior took stock of her place in the UFC and the skills that helped her secure her spot at the top.
When asked on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour which potential contender concerns her the most, “Joanna Champion” had a one-word response: “Nobody.”
In the wake of her thorough striking displays, some have suggested that Jędrzejczyk may be the best striker in the UFC, regardless of gender. Again, the native of Poland was succinct when asked if she believes this to be the case: “I am,” said Jędrzejczyk.
Obviously, with the way the champ dethroned Carla Esparza, and picked apart Jessica Penne until Penne resembled an extra from “The Walking Dead”, she’s got some serious technique on her side. But is she the best striker among both the women and the men?
It’s safe to say no one in the female divisions can compare when it comes to sharpness and instinct when it comes to throwing kicks, punches, knees and elbows. However, since so much of being a badass striker involves being gritty and tough (see: GLORY or old K-1 vids), it’s impossible to compare who to the men. I mean, how do you go about imagining a 115-pound female Conor McGregor or Jose Aldo?
I say Jędrzejczyk is for sure the best female striker. Compared to the men, who knows?