Loopy Godinez envisions 2024 as a pivotal year in her fighting career and eagerly anticipates the possibilities it holds.
The up-and-coming UFC strawweight contender is certain that significant opportunities will arise in the new year. She aspires to contend for the undisputed belt in her weight class, or at least be in close proximity to the title bout.
“Yes, I truly believe so,”
Godinez told MMA Junkie in Spanish
when questioned about vying for a belt in 2024. “I foresee 2024 as a significant year for me and my team. I see myself competing for the title or on the cusp of it.”
The Ricci fight marked her second full-time bout under Lobo Gym. She exudes confidence in her current training environment as the ideal platform to ascend to the championship.
“Absolutely, especially now that I have an incredible team,” Godinez expressed. “We’re fully committed, hungry, and giving our best. Just as I am dedicated to them, they are supporting me wholeheartedly. We will be prepared for whoever they match us against next.”
Following her victory over Ricci, Godinez set a new record for the most wins in a calendar year by a woman in the UFC. While looking to rest for the remainder of 2023, she aims for a comeback in February.
Godinez is open to facing an opponent from the top 10 of the official UFC rankings in her next bout.
“I don’t have a specific opponent in mind,” Godinez shared. “I glance at the rankings and think, ‘Wow, any of those fighters will enhance me as an athlete.’ I noticed that Mackenzie Dern fought and lost, but maybe her? I don’t know, whoever they want me to fight.”
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