Lupita Godinez clad in the most recent combat in her career, has accepted to fight against Tabatha Ricci. This was a surprise move to the combat circles, as it came just days after Godinez enjoyed a significant victory. The MMA community was left with a question; why did Lupita Godinez decide to accept this challenge so soon after securing a win?
Many theories have been proposed, one being the concept that Godinez is riding high on the confidence from her recent victory. Godinez earned the strawweight title in her last fight defeating Vanessa Demopoulos in a tightly contested combat. This could have possibly pumped up her confidence and belief in herself, propelling her towards accepting yet another match in quick succession. The thrill of winning and the euphoria that follows might have pushed Godinez into taking on this fight against Ricci so shortly.
However, another school of thought believes it to be a strategic step. They speculate that accepting this match on such on a short notice puts Godinez at an advantage. Ricci, who is relatively new to the field, may not get ample time to prepare or strategize against Godinez. This, they suggest, could work in Lupita’s favor.
Moreover, some protocols need to be observed before a fighter can take the ring. These include mandatory recovery and training periods. However, insiders in the MMA circle suggest that Godinez is astute and experienced enough, and has her physique in the top shape. They are confident that she is well capable of handling the physical strain and mental pressure that comes with two high-intensity combats within a short time frame. Godinez herself has not made any particular statement explaining why she accepted the Ricci fight just days after her last win.