Jessica Andrade tore aside recently minted UFC strawweight winner Carla Esparza’s efficiency at UFC 274, chopping a promo for the next shot at the belt with ex-champs Zhang Weili and Joanna Jedrzejczyk tied up.
Andrade, whose title reign was slice short by Esparza’s two-time opponent, Rose Namajunas, dubbed the new titleholder the “champion of boredom” on Twitter and extra “I can not wait around to rip your head off.”
Then, she remembered to tag Esparza.
The campaign opened with a reasoned argument for the title shot as Andrade cited Weili and Jedrzejczyk’s scheduled meeting at UFC 275, opportunity opponent Marina Rodriguez’s past reduction to Esparza, and a small jab about some supposed warmth.
Then Andrade turned up the temperature by heading all-out on the UFC 274, contacting it the “worst struggle in the division’s history” and “a disgrace to women’s MMA.”
— Jessica Andrade UFC (@jessicammapro) Could 8, 2022
There was not considerably argument with Andrade from inside the MMA bubble. Marketplace vets and fighters panned the struggle, and UFC President Dana White place the kabosh on an fast rematch. It was Esparza’s sixth straight earn in a comeback that begun right after a lopsided 2015 decline to Jedrzejczyk.
Andrade is fewer than a person thirty day period eradicated from a further vocation-significant overall performance. In the headliner of UFC Vegas 52, she became the initial UFC fighter to finish an opponent with a standing arm-triangle choke when she tapped Amanda Lemos with the go. It was her next straight victory subsequent a decline to flyweight champ Valentina Shevchenko and her 1st battle at 115 lbs . due to the fact a pair of losses to Namajunas and Weili expedited her go up in fat.
With a new winner atop the division, Andrade sees a wide-open up prospect.
The logic of the game is basic… I presently fought with all the best of the division and champions… Joana, Rose, Welli… Only Carla is missing… now the other girls continue to have not fought with the previous champions tops…fight them first, then get your chance…
— Jessica Andrade UFC (@jessicammapro) May 8, 2022