Joanna Jedrzejczyk said Monday that her right foot, which she injured during Saturday's win over Michelle Waterson, is not broken and that a title shot against UFC strawweight champion Zhang Weili is next.
"I got the results yesterday and my foot was not broken," Jedrzejczyk said on Ariel Helwani's MMA Show. "The swelling was so big, and I had lots of pain during the fight.
"I thought it was broken. And even all the tests I had before the X-ray, and all the doctors were saying it's broken, it's fractured, but it's not."
Jedrzejczyk, speaking from a beach in Miami, did say her foot remains swollen and purple. She also discussed her weight cut for the Waterson fight in contradictory terms, first saying she was a "little bit worried," then saying it was easy.
Jedrzejczyk confirmed -- at least initially -- reporting from last week that she was worried about her weight cut and called the UFC to let the promotion know.
"I'm very professional and I always take care of my business, and I was headlining the show," she said. "For no reason my weight went up, and I just called the UFC and told them I have a problem, because I'm such a dedicated fighter and I always put on a hell of a war. So the thing is, I was little bit worried that ... I didn't know how my body was going to show up. My body just shut down, and I couldn't work, I was doing everything I could, as always.
"Me and the UFC, we came with the idea of doing catchweight. ... But I was not even close to [missing] the weight in the fight week."
Jedrzejczyk weighed in Friday at 115.5 pounds, a half pound under the limit for a non-title strawweight fight. The limit is 115 for title fights. After she weighed in, UFC president Dana White told TMZ the talk about missing weight was mind games.
Jedrzejczyk laughed when asked what was the truth.
"I can't tell you the truth," she said. "Only me and Dana know the truth. But I have to give a big credit to the UFC Performance Institute ... for taking care of me."
As far as being worried she would miss weight, she said: "I was not worried, no, not at all."
Jedrzejczyk was one of the most dominant champions in the history of the UFC when she ruled the strawweight division with five successful title defenses, second only to Ronda Rousey among women fighting in the UFC. She lost her belt and a rematch to Rose Namajunas before moving up to flyweight and losing a title fight to champion Valentina Shevchenko.
Talking to Helwani on Monday, Jedrzejczyk repeated something she said before Saturday's bout: A win would guarantee her a shot at Weili.
"I would not sign the agreement before this fight with Michelle Waterson if I was not going to fight for the belt after the victory," Jedrzejczyk said. "Done deal. They need me more than you think."