Is Joanna Jedrzejcyzk the greatest female fighter ever? Cris Cyborg isn’t sold just yet.
After another dominant defence of her title this past week at UFC 211, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, is now one title defence away from equalling Ronda Rousey’s record for the most title defences in UFC’s women’s divisions. Jedrzejczyk first won the women’s strawweight championship back in March 2015 when she defeated Carla Espraza to begin her reign as champion which has stretched across two years and five title defences.
Being one win away from tying the record and with the UFC’s 115lb division being quite light in terms of fresh contenders at the moment Jedrzejczyk looks set to break the record which has rightfully thrown her name into the mix as the greatest female mixed martial artist ever. Cris Cyborg is another name that deserves to be in the mix after a decade of domination fighting around the globe and she has given her thoughts on whether or not Jedrzejcyzk being the greatest female fighter ever.
“Joanna is a great athlete and an example of what the UFC machine can do in terms of promotion and marketing,” Cyborg told MMA Fighting. “Of my last five fights, three were on Fight Pass. Joanna fought once on Fight Pass, was on the TV show Ultimate Fighter, and she normally fights as co-main event under fighters like (Conor) McGregor and Ronda (Rousey). You can do a lot of marketing over any athlete, but I’m the only athlete, men or women, that finished 90 percent of her fights by knockout.”
“Who’s the best MMA fighter of all times, I always left that for fans to decide,” she continued. “Media can influence some fans, but the truth always appears, as it did with the American hero Ronda Rousey.”