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Joanna Jedrzejczyk's Fight Journal: Road to UFC 211 and lasting legacy

ESPN
Brett Okamoto, Staff Writer


Joanna Jedrzejczyk has dedicated her life to greatness.

This 29-year-old Polish woman lives to be remembered. She almost seems fearful of any alternative.

It will be hard for anyone to forget what Jedrzejczyk (14-0) is doing with her life right now. The UFC's strawweight champion recorded her fifth dominant title defense last weekend, defeating Jessica Andrade via unanimous decision at UFC 211 in Dallas.

UFC star Conor McGregor sang Jedrzejczyk's praises following this latest win, and she's now tied with Ronda Rousey for the most wins in UFC female title fight history.

Jedrzejczyk's stock is on the rise, but it has not happened overnight. She has made countless sacrifices to reach the position she's in, and continues to do so. Starting in 2016, Jedrzejczyk started holding her fight preparations in Florida, away from her family, friends and fiancÚ back in Poland.

ESPN.com spoke to the 115-pound champion on a regular basis during her preparations for UFC 211, to provide insight into Jedrzejczyk, her life inside training camp and overall quest to be remembered.


Watch/Read on: http://www.espn.com/mma/story/_/id/19387...-lasting-legacy
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