Strawweight Champ Jessica Andrade talks next opponent

Speaking on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show, newly crowned strawweight champ Jessica Andrade had the following to say:

“The person that I would really like to fight again would definitely be Rose,” “Because she did a very nice act of kindness to me by going to Rio to defend her belt. She had no obligation to do that. And if she ever wants to fight again for the belt, I know she’s figuring some stuff out but if she wants to do it I’ll be happy to go to Denver and defend in her hometown the same way she did to me.”

“If Rose doesn’t want to do it, probably the winner of Nina [Ansaroff] and Tatiana [Suarez] would be the most worthy of the next title fight. But in the UFC you never know so I’m just training and getting ready because I know that there’s a lot of tough girls coming up very soon.”

 “As much as I would like to have the rematch with Jedrzejczyk, I don’t think it would be fair at this moment, because she is 1-2 at strawweight since we last fought and there are so many girls putting in so much work and getting up the ranks that I don’t think it would be fair for her to just bypass everybody. But you know how the UFC is. Eventually, it’s gonna happen so I just hope that the girls that have been working on the division and climbing up the ranks get their chance before she does.”


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