Joanna Jedrzejczyk has a reputation of working on her opponents pre-fight. Whether it's words, actions, or just that creepy way she acts during the stare down, it's pretty much expected that if she's fighting someone, she's going to try to get to them. With her fight with Valerie Letourneau around the corner, it looks like she's kicking her campaign of psychological warfare into gear.
Letourneau and Jedrzejczyk were both on the UFC 193 conference call on Thursday, October 29th, when Letourneau fielded a question about Joanna suggesting she's not ready to fight her:
"Maybe she's going to have a bad surprise on Nov. 14," Letourneau responded. "And even, I feel like I improved from my fight, from Jessica Rakoczy to Moroz, but I feel like I've improved 10 times more already between my fight from Moroz to now. So, I just can't wait to put it all there and show what I'm capable of. And I just hope I'm gonna be able to put everything I've been working on in that fight."
Jedrzejczyk apparently wasn't overly pleased with hearing Letourneau suggest that she might have more to offer against her than Joanna expects and she made it clear exactly why:
"One more. Can I say something? But, I'm not not Maryna Moroz and I'm not Rakozy. I'm Joanna Champion."
Letourneau tried to smooth things over, telling Jedrzejczyk that she knowns she's a great fighter, but Joanna Champion wasn't having any of it.
"That's good. That's good," Jedrzejczyk said. "Keep it in your mind. I know you're afraid already."