UFC Champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk Hopes to Fight by End of 2015 After Surgery

By Tristen Critchfield Jul 3, 2015

After some conflicting information last week, Joanna Jedrzejczyk finally underwent surgery for a broken right thumb suffered in her last title defense.

"Yesterday I had an appointment with Dr. Shin and surgery was necessary,” Jedrzejczyk wrote on Instagram. “So today we had the procedure at [Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic], surgery was a success and everybody at the hospital was super nice to me.”

UFC Tonight initially reported that the UFC strawweight queen would need surgery on her thumb, but a couple days later Jedrzejczyk happily took to social media to announce that no procedure would be necessary. Apparently the medical prognosis changed, however, and now the 27-year-old Polish fighter hopes to return before the conclusion of 2015.

“If everything goes OK I will be back in time to fight before the end of the year,” she wrote.

Jedrzejczyk was thoroughly dominant in her last appearance, as she battered Jessica Penne en route to a third-round technical knockout victory at UFC Fight Night in Berlin on June 20. The champion is now 10-0 in her professional career, including four triumphs inside the Octagon.

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