It’s been quite some time since we’ve heard from former top-ranked flyweight Aga Niedzwiedz. On Sunday, she broke her silence and provided an update on her life and career.
Heading into 2017, a young 22-year-old Aga Niedzwiedz was already one of the hottest prospects at 125-pounds. By the year’s end, she had established herself as one of her division’s best. However, she hasn’t fought since.
At 7-0, Niedzwiedz made her Invicta FC debut when she scored a unanimous decision victory over Christine Stanley. The bout acted as the Poland native’s first fight in America.
“Kuma” returned to the Invicta cage for her sophomore appearance following a win back on home soil at Ladies Fight Night 4. Now 9-0, Niedzwiedz was looking ahead to only the division’s very best.
As the featured attraction for Invicta’s 23rd event, the Judo black belt took on a staple of the flyweight division and a perennial elite in the future champion Vanessa Porto.
In an upset fashion, the young Pol clearly got the better of her veteran Brazilian counterpart over the course of the three-round affair. Now in the double digits with her unblemished record, there was only one thing awaiting the Grappling Kraków representative.
After the nod over Porto, Niedzwiedz was awarded her shot at the title and the flyweight division’s very best fighter. It would be a matchup between the No. 1 and 2 at 125-pounds. Unfortunately for her, this would be where Niedzwiedz suffered her first and only career defeat.
At Invicta 26, after being stunned in the opening frame, the champion Jennifer Maia would be too much for her challenger as she won the remaining four rounds on all three judges’ scorecards. Since then. we haven’t seen or really heard from Niedzwiedz… that’s until now.
“If you were wondering what’s going on with my career… well, I don’t know for sure myself. Have two wonderful kids and want to enjoy time with them for a while but do not worry, I did not say my last word in the cage.” Niedzwiedz shared via Twitter on Sunday.
Attached to the tweet was an image of Niedzwiedz with her children, one of which was born during her time away which seems to understandably be the primary reason for the time away.
What will be next and when for Niedzwiedz remains in question but we at least now know that she does plan to return at some point. And it won’t be surprising if we see her in one of the bigger organizations like the UFC or Bellator sooner rather than later.
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The Scrap’s Drake Riggs is an MMA writer and YouTuber based out of Brush Prairie, Washington who specializes in feature pieces, the women’s fight scene, lists, news coverage, and rankings. Riggs has been a passionate MMA fan since 2009 and has written for various news sources. You can follow him on Twitter (@Dre_Kriggs).