In one more reminder that MMA is not a sport for the feint of coronary heart, Polish star Joanna Jedrzejczyk has posted pictures on social media of an horrific gash she suffered to her shin whereas making ready for her UFC comeback.
Jedrzejczyk, the previous UFC strawweight champion, hasn’t competed within the cage in additional than a yr since developing brief in a Fight of the Year contender in opposition to then-champion Zhang Weili in March 2020 – and she is fortunate that her eventual return to the Octagon would not look set to be delayed by too lengthy after she confirmed off a nasty lower to her leg.
The Polish striker, who was previously thought of to be the highest feminine fighter in all of combined martial arts, posted an sequence of pictures of the deep lower to her Instagram account, together with a message warning her followers to “swipe left at your own risk“.
Incredibly, Jedrzejczyk confirmed within the accompanying message that she has been instructed by docs that the ugly lower will not severely have an effect on her capacity to maintain training forward of rumors of a summer season return to the cage.
Warning: pictures embody blood
“So, you want to be a fighter?” she wrote, thanking her surgeons for “quick and great hospitality on ER.”
“Swipe left at your own risk. The good thing is that I can be back to training tomorrow morning.
Unsurprisingly, Twitter was quick to react to the images – with one fan wondering aloud what it was that Jedrzejczyk did to suffer such a deep cut to her leg.
“Christ, what did she kick – a circular noticed?” wrote one fan.
Given that Jedrzejczyk says she will not be going through an prolonged spell on the sidelines following the damage, the 33-year-old will now seemingly proceed her efforts to pressure a third combat with reigning UFC champ Rose Namajunas, who dethroned Zhang with a gorgeous high-kick knockout on the current UFC 261 occasion in Jacksonville, Florida.
Jedrzejczyk’s undefeated streak was resulted in New York in late 2017 when she was brutally knocked out within the first-round of her title protection in opposition to Namajunas – who added a second successive defeat to the Pole’s profession ledger months later.
Since then, Jedrzejczyk has gone 2-2 within the cage by beating Tecia Torres and Michelle Waterson, in addition to dropping fights to Zhang and Valentina Shevchenko.