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Barry: Jedrzejczyk ‘F*cking Herself’ By Not Accepting Defeat

Joanna Jedrzejczyk recently explained why she — and not Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Strawweight champion Rose Namajunas — is the real division queen, despite losing to “Thug Rose” in consecutive bouts.

According to Rose’s partner and coach Pat Barry, “JJ” is not doing herself any favors by not accepting defeat, saying that she isn’t getting better because she fails to accept the losses and learn from them.

“I think that Joanna is f*cking herself over by not accepting defeat,” Barry told MMA Fighting at Thursday’s UFC 227 media day. “That’s why she lost to Valentina three times. Lost the first time, she got robbed. Lost the second time, she got robbed. Lost the third time. Knockout to Rose, wasn’t her fault. Lost a decision, wasn’t her fault. She wants to fight Rose again. She’s not going to be able to. It’s still going to be Rose,” he added.

Rose initially knocked Joanna out at UFC 217 last year (see it), only to defeat her her five months later via unanimous decision in an instant rematch. Still, despite both losses, Joanna — for whatever reason — refuses to give Rose her props.

“You can grow from losing. If you’re not going to grow from that, how are you going to get better? It’s not her fault that anything ever want wrong in her life. It’s everyone else’s fault but hers,” said Barry.

“Honestly, as good as Joanna is — she’s a f*cking fantastic athlete, she’s a dominant athlete, one of the best female fighters to ever live, ever — if she accepted the responsibility for it, how much better would she get? How much better would she be if she accepted it, worked on making some changes? How much better would she be? But she’s been so dominant for so long, I don’t think she’s going to make any changes.”

Joanna has declared she won’t accept any other rematch unless it a title fight, and is willing to wait for Rose to do her thing in order to make it happen. Still, given the fact that Namajunas has schooled her twice, a trilogy fight really doesn’t make all that much sense at the moment.

Still, Pat says the champ will beat her again if that’s what it has to be.

“No, we know Rose is a better fighter,” Barry said. “She beat her twice. There’s no discussion. There’s no discussion. If Joanna is the better fighter, she’d be the champ right now. But she’s not. Rose is. She knocked her out, and then she beat her ass for five rounds,” he said.

“Rose wants to fight whoever’s the best. If Joanna is the second best or the next best whoever it is, Rose wants to fight the best. Whoever’s out there. But is she entertaining the idea of fighting Joanna again? Sure, if that’s what comes around. Been there, done that.”

Namajunas is currently taking time off to recover from injuries, while Joanna got back onto the winning track last Saturday (July 28, 2018) by defeating Tecia Torres at UFC 230. As for her requests for a third fight against Namajunas, that may be tough to come by as the winner of the upcoming fight between Jessica Andrade and Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC 228 could have a leg up on the title shot.

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Tate Believes Nunes Can ‘Be The One’ To Defeat Cyborg

With limited contender options in both weight classes, it make sense for UFC to pit women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes against women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg in a massive superfight.

Nothing is official as of now, but both sides seem ready to sign the dotted line and square off inside of the Octagon this year or next. “Lioness” just has to get healthy before stepping inside of the cage with the greatest female mixed martial artist of all time.

Already a +230 underdog to take out Cyborg, Nunes is going to have to put on her best performance to overthrow the Brazilian featherweight. After all, Cyborg hasn’t lost since her first professional bout over 13 years ago.

While many believe Nunes would be outmatched by Cyborg on the feet and become just another name on Cyborg’s long list of defeated fighters, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate believes that “Lioness” has all the necessary tools to win the superfight.

“I think Amanda could be the one to beat Cyborg,” Tate told MMAjunkie. “The reason that I say that is because I’ve been hit by Amanda. I’ve never been hit by Cyborg, and I’m sure she hits like a truck, but I can definitely attest to the power that Amanda has and she’s deceptively lengthy.

“She’s very long. You think you’re out of her range and you’re not. She’s someone who could actually probably hurt Cyborg.”

While Nunes has displayed an elite ability to stalk opponents down and pick them apart on the feet with power and range, Cyborg is simply in a league of her own. If Tate doesn’t know how hard Cyborg hits all she has to do is ask the last 21 girls the Brazilian has fought. With 17 career wins by knockout, Cyborg has proven time and time again that she’s too powerful to contain.

Nunes may be able to drag the UFC featherweight champion to a five-round decision like Holly Holm did last year, but finishing Cyborg with strikes would be one of the most surprising occurrences in women’s mixed martial arts (MMA) history.

“Cyborg, I don’t think has ever really had to respect the power that another woman possesses standing across from her,” Tate said. “Or least she never seems to have. With Amanda, that’s different. She needs to respect the power of Amanda, because if she goes in there and walks in straight like she does most other girls, she could really get hurt. With that being said, Amanda is a 135-er. She’s smaller.

“Cyborg is the woman to beat. I think odds are still in Cyborg’s favor, but Amanda does possess the ability to hurt and stop Cyborg. I think she has the ability to hurt and stop a lot of men. So, with that being said, I don’t think it would be a mistake on her part to go up to 145 and take on the biggest challenge that there is.”

Only time will tell how dangerous Nunes can be inside of the Octagon against a fighter as big as her and more prolific on the feet. She may ultimately decide to stay put at 135 pounds and continue to pick apart bantamweight contenders at ease, but a move up in weight by Nunes would serve as a huge superfight for Cyborg’s final UFC bout.

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