You need surgery, you don’t need surgery, you need surgery… That was the roller coaster ride doctors sent UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk (pictured) on since breaking her right thumb on Jessica Penne’s face 13 days ago.
As it turns out, doctors decided it was best for Jedrzejczyk to go under the knife Friday to repair her right haymaker.
I’ll just assume the doctor who said Jedrzejczyk didn’t need surgery is the same American physician the UFC sent featherweight champ Jose Aldo to…
“Yesterday I had an apointment with Dr. Shin and surgery was necessary. So today we had the procedure at Kerlan jobe, surgery was a sucess and everybody at the hospital was super nice to me,” Jedrzejczyk posted this morning with the above pic on her Instagram account. “If everything goes ok I will be back in time to fight before the end of the year. #ufc #jj #jjchampion”
This is just a small setback for Jedrzejczyk, who is quickly becoming one of the UFC’s more popular fighters due to her ruthless standup assault. UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey actually said she was “honored” meeting Jedrzejczyk for the first time this Tuesday at the Reebok Fighter Kit fashion show.
Jedrzejczyk has said she wants to be her division’s Ronda Rousey, while Rousey, who was recently dubbed by Sports Illustrated as “World’s Most Dominant Athlete,” believes Jedrzejczyk will be the UFC’s next dominant champion.
Jedrzejczyk owns an unblemished 10-0 MMA record. Last month’s TKO victory over Penne marked the 27-year-old’s first UFC title defense.