While she isn’t going to set a retirement plan in motion, UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk does have an idea of when she’ll step away from the sport.
Jedrzejczyk is set to defend her title this Saturday night vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC 205 in one of the featured bouts. She is a perfect 12-0 in her career, including six wins with the UFC.
When asked about her future plans, the fighter was 100 percent honest, admitting that she is thinking about motherhood and leaving MMA sooner rather than later.
“I had the thought in my head a year ago, two years ago I was like, ‘I want to fight two more years,’ and then this year I was like, ‘Maybe I’ll fight to next year or next few years and be done with that,’” Jedrzejczyk told MMAjunkie. “I like to be healthy person. I like to be focused on my things. Now I’m trying to be the best athlete ever. I left my family, my fiance, my friends. I left my everything in Poland, but I’m trying to be the best in the world, and I’m proving that every single day for myself. There are no excuses.
“When (I retire) I’m going to be the perfect wife or perfect mother. I want to be the same, (giving) 100 percent. I know I’m not retiring in two months or beginning of the next year because then I will want to come back and have a fight with someone who is important. My goal is to make my dreams come true, my goals come true, and be undefeated. Fight for the next few fights and then see what’s going to happen. That’s my goal.”
Currently, Jedrzejczyk has defended her title three times, including a recent win over Claudia Gadelha.