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Michelle Waterson staying ready in hopes Joanna Jedrzejczyk will make weight

Michelle Waterson is in Tampa, Fla., to compete against former champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC Fight Night. She hopes a win will secure her the next shot at reigning strawweight queen Weili Zhang.

Unfortunately, reports have surfaced that Jedrzejczyk is struggling to make the 116-pound limit for a non-title bout. As a result, the entire fight could be scrapped.

Waterson spoke with MMA Fighting on Wednesday and said she’s staying ready to cut weight and compete against Jedzejczyk at strawweight this weekend. Meanwhile, her management team and the UFC continue to work to sort out the details.