UFC Fight Night Tampa’s main event on Saturday night between Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Michelle Waterson is in jeopardy. The reason is Jedrzejczyk is having trouble cutting weight for the strawweight limit of 116 pounds.
Jedrzejczyk reportedly informed the UFC last week that she wasn’t going to be able to make weight. The UFC offered Waterson the opportunity to fight at a catchweight, but she has so far declined that option.
The 32-year-old addressed her struggle to cut weight for this fight, via ESPN:
“It’s been a while [since I’ve cut] to strawweight and I’m just getting older,” Jedrzejczyk, 32, recently told ESPN’s Marc Raimondi. “We can’t do the weight cut the same time as last time. Our bodies are very smart. I’m not a natural strawweight. I got to the strawweight division five years ago after I signed with the UFC. It’s not natural for me, but I’m doing my best. I always fight two fights. One is before the fight. I’m gonna get there and take care of my business in so many different ways.”
There is speculation in MMA circles that the actual reason she’s having trouble cutting weight is due to breast implants from a recent breast enhancement surgery.
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