Joanna Jedrzejczyk Still Training Post-Retirement, Supports Loureda To WWE

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Las Vegas, NV – Former UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk may be retired, but the future Hall Of Famer continues to be in the public eye as she visited Cageside Press at UFC X on Thursday.

Jedrzejczyk (16-5) recently retired following her loss to Weili Zhang at UFC 275. While she’s walked away from competition, at least for now, she’s still training in the sport she loves.

“I’ve been training every day honestly,” Jedrzejczyk said with a laugh. “Doing more cardio. I do training every day because I have so much love into the sport in general. After the fight I went to Thailand, I was in Poland for 6 nights, and I’m here in Vegas for 3 days. So I really haven’t had the time to sit and think about my retirement yet.”

None of Jedrzejczyk’s teammates have asked her for help in their camps just yet, but the former champion is still working to get used to the retired life.

“It’s been a long camp (for UFC 275) so I really need some time for myself to rest. It’s really hard I still have to digest it, but I made my decision (to retire). I’m starting a new life, it isn’t easy, it’s a big deal,” said Jedrzejczyk.

One of Jedrzejczyk’s teammates, Bellator fighter Valerie Loureda, recently announced that she has made the move to sign with World Wrestling Entertainment and enter the world of pro wrestling.

“I’m very happy for Valerie. I’ve heard about (the move) a few weeks ago, and I’m very happy for her. Very happy for the announcement that she joined the WWE. It’s good for her. She’s young, very talented, very marketable. She’s a good influencer and I wish her the best,” Jedrzejczyk said.

“This girl is very, very talented. I think she still has the time to make her career in WWE and in MMA in the future as well. We’ll see what the future will bring for Valerie Loureda, but right now she’s starting a new chapter, and Valerie, go for it!”

Watch the entire interview and catch Joanna Jedrzejczyk playing ‘Head Up’ in the video above.

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