UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk has reached the highest peak of her career thus far, and she's starting to eye the end — but don't worry, it's not happening that soon.
Jedrzejczyk, who is undefeated and about to defend her title on the biggest fight card in UFC history, spoke to MMAJunkie.com recently about her long and short term goals, and what that means for her career.
Jedrzejczyk says that she hopes to leave a legacy behind when she finally does retire, and will put the same amount of effort into being a wife and mother some day that she has put into her phenomenal #MMA career.
"When (I retire) I’m going to be the perfect wife or perfect mother. I want to be the same, (giving) 100 percent,” she said. ” 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.”
“It’s going to be difficult to retire undefeated because MMA is a difficult sport,” Jedrzejczyk said. “But, every fight someone must win, and someone must lose the fight. I’m trying to be focused, calm, humble. I’m trying to be hard on myself, challenge myself and learn new stuff every day. I want to make my dreams into a life.”
#JoannaJedrzejczyk has gone on an incredible 12-fight win streak (six in the UFC) and hopes to extend it to 13 when she faces fellow polish fighter Karolina Kowalkiewicz this Saturday at UFC 205.