Joanna Jedrzejczyk has been discharged from hospital with a bandage around her head after suffering a gruesome haematoma during her UFC 248 clash with Zhang Weili. Weili won the bout via split decision in Las Vegas.
Fans and pundits alike are calling the UFC strawweight world title bout one of the greatest in the company’s history.
Both champion Zhang and Jedrzejczyk put it all on the line and hit each other with some hard shots before it went to the judges’ cards.
Zhang barely came out on top and suffered swelling to her ankles and feet, while Jedrzejczyk’s head looked noticeably disfigured.
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She was taken to hospital immediately after the fight but according to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, both her and Zhang have been discharged.
Helwani’s tweet read: “Joanna Jędrzejczyk was just discharged from the hospital, according to her team. No significant injuries, they said. Here she is leaving moments ago,” alongside a picture of the Pole with a bandage around her head.
After the fight, Jedrzejczyk noted how the swelling affected her performance.
“You see my swellness, I felt this,” she said after the fight.
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“She did great. There was something missing, but I felt all the punches you know.
“From the third round the swellness was bothering me.
“And I felt it was just getting more and more swollen and my head was like going on and off.
“But all good, congrats Zhang and I’m very happy we gave you a good fight.”
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UFC president Dana White said that he wouldn’t even think about booking either women another fight until they’ve healed up.
“Did you see what those two girls looked like after that fight? They’re both in the hospital right now,” he said.
“They did not go to a press conference, they did not talk to press, they both went straight to the hospital.
“They need to go home, take time to heal up and everything else before I even mention a fight with either one of them again.”
White also praised the efforts of Jedrzejczyk, who has now lost four of her last six fights.
“Joanna comes to fight,” White said. “She’s incredibly talented. She comes to win.
“She comes to hurt you. She comes to bust you up. She’s one of the baddest to ever do it.”
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