Jedrzejczyk shares stunning transformation after horrific hematoma at UFC 248

UFC star Joanna Jedrzejczyk has delivered a positive update after she was left with a horrific hematoma injury during a brutal fight with Zhang Weili earlier this month.

Jedrzejczyk’s defeat at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena has since been dubbed as the greatest women’s fight in the history of UFC and it came at a rather gruesome price for the 32-year-old.

The veteran Pole was barely recognisable as Weili was announced as the winner by split-decision at UFC 248 and she was later taken to hospital where she was treated for the enormous swelling to her forehead and cheeks.

But despite her grisly war wounds, Jedrzejczyk was discharged from hospital the following morning and her team reassured supporters that she had sustained ‘no significant injuries’.

Jedrzejczyk appeared in good spirits as she reached out to her fans just over a week ago but she was still sporting significant bruising all over her face in her video message.

However, the former UFC strawweight champion uploaded another picture on Wednesday which shows just how far she has come with her recovery in such a short space of time.

Jedrzejczyk also uploaded a series of Instagram stories which showed her working out at home in self-isolation amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Though Jedrzejczyk will have been advised to take it easy in the wake of her savage defeat at the hands of Weili, she has been involved in a bitter war of words with Colby Covington who she wants kicked out of American Top Team.

‘I don’t want to talk about Colby because he is such a liar,’ Jedrzejczyk told ESPN MMA.

‘The thing is he wants this exposure he needs this attention because he has nothing to offer to the world.

‘He is a great athlete, such a hard worker, but it isn’t him. Someone is writing this for, and I know who does it.

‘I feel sorry to him that he needs to jump on me, Jorge [Masvidal], Dustin Poirier. We are such hard workers, very talented people, we are real warriors and he is trying to take advantage of us.

‘I don’t want to comment on that, he is such a liar you know.’

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How Zinedine Zidane failed to bring Steven Gerrard to Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane once tried to lure Steven Gerrard to Real Madrid, insisting the Liverpool legend was "the best in the world" at the peak of his powers.

Gerrard was linked with a number of moves to Madrid throughout his glittering career at Anfield, but instead chose to stay loyal to the Reds – racking up 710 appearances for them.

As well as captaining the club to a historic 2004/04 Champions League triumph, the midfielder also got his hands on three League Cups and two FA Cups in his time on Merseyside, while also finishing third in the 2005 Ballon d'Or awards.

And after Gerrard decided to call time on his 17-year Liverpool career back in 2015, former Madrid hero and now-manager Zidane revealed he was desperate to play alongside the ex-England captain in 2004.

"I have said in the past that at his peak he was the best in the world," he is quoted as saying by the Liverpool Echo.

"In 2004 I was having a conversation with Florentino Perez and I told him I wanted him to partner me in midfield for Madrid.

"I know the club tried twice but he wouldn’t leave Liverpool."

Zidane's admiration for Gerrard is no secret, as six years prior to that revelation the Frenchman had already waxed lyrical about his fellow midfielder.

"Is he the best in the world? He might not get the attention of [Lionel] Messi and Ronaldo but, yes, I think he just might be," he said in 2009.

"If you don't have a player like Steven Gerrard, who is the engine room, it can affect the whole team.

"When we were winning league titles and European Cups at Real, I always said Claude Makelele was our most important player.

"There is no way myself, [Luis] Figo or Raúl would have been able to do what we did without Claude and the same goes for Liverpool and Gerrard.

"He has great passing ability, can tackle and scores goals, but most importantly he gives the players around him confidence and belief. You can't learn that – players like him are just born with that presence."

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Roger Mayweather, uncle and trainer of Floyd Mayweather, dies at 58

Roger Mayweather, uncle and trainer of Floyd Mayweather, has died at the age of 58.

Before becoming a trainer, Roger was a world champion in his own right, holding titles at featherweight and welterweight in the 1980s.

He began working with Floyd in the late 1990s, with the nephew going on to be unbeaten in 50 fights and earning a reputation as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters of all time.

No cause of death has been confirmed.

Mayweather Promotions said on Twitter: “We are saddened with the recent news of Roger Mayweather’s passing.

“Our hearts go out to the Mayweather family and we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. We thank you all for the outpouring of love and support during this time. Roger’s spirit lives on with us forever.”

It is the second tragedy to hit Floyd Mayweather this month after Josie Harris, the mother to three of boxing superstar Floyds children, was found dead in her car in California on 11 March.

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