Conor McGregor vs Eddie Alvarez might be the main card headliner at UFC 205, but a tastier fight this weekend looks like Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Karolina Kowalkiewicz.
A grudge match between two Polish fighters, the pair will contest the strawweight title at New York’s Madison Square Garden on Saturday.
At yesterday’s pre-fight press conference, Jedrzejczyk headbutted Kowalkiewicz during the staredown adding even more intensity to a fight that’s already going to be a brutal encounter.
They both might be from the same country, but that hasn’t translated to any kind of bond between the pair.
Jedrzejczyk explained on The MMA Hour that Kowalkiewicz was “a fake person” – and that really grinds her gears.
“She was super-nice, super-cute, she came to me with her coach, they hugged me, they were talking to me,” Jedrzejczyk said. “But… she isn’t a great person. That’s her problem. She’s a fake person.”
Jedrzejczyk said that Kowalkiewicz told her “that I’m afraid of her and that I’m going to lose my belt”.
“There’s no trash talk, but she’s fake,” she commented. “And I’m going to prove that she’s a fake person.”