Unbeaten Agnieszka Niedzwiedz not reluctant to lose – but rather isn’t going to begin at Invicta FC 26
A belt? Definitely, that is extraordinary. Be that as it may, it’s not the most critical piece of what Agnieszka Niedzwiedz is attempting to achieve Friday.
Niedzwiedz (10-0) features Invicta FC 26 hoping to depose flyweight champ Jennifer Maia (14-4-1), which implies that, at 22, the Polish challenger has an opportunity to add a gold lace to what has so far been an entirely triumphant profession.
That triumph, obviously, energizes her, yet for reasons past the sparkly question she’ll get the chance to appear for it.
“The most critical for me is realizing that Maia is, at the present time, the No.1 in our division,” Niedzwiedz told MMAjunkie in front of the session, which pretense on UFC Fight Pass from Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo. “I know when I beat her, I’ll be the best on the planet. This is more vital for me than the belt. The belt is an incredible thing, however it’s just additional.”
On the off chance that you need to bring your profile up in the U.S., beating a more experienced.
champ in a featuring session is one approach to do it. Doing it subsequent to winning yet another main event, against yet another ex-title-challenger and prepared vet in Vanessa Porto, is shockingly better.
Be that as it may, while she comprehends the enormous stage a title win would be as far as a prominence support, getting her name out there isn’t generally what Niedzwiedz has embarked to do.
“Individuals in Poland don’t know my identity,” Niedzwiedz said with a snicker. “Without a doubt, on the planet I’m more well known than in Poland. Be that as it may, I couldn’t care less. I’m not doing this, since I need to have a considerable measure of fans and stuff that way.”
The private planes and prominent TV spots that appear to be the advantages of a champion’s life for a few, that positively doesn’t appear to be the situation for Niedzwiedz.
“At the present time I’m glad that I’m not all that well known, in light of the fact that I can have an ordinary life,” Niedzwiedz said. “I don’t care for this media stuff and entire piece of MMA. So I’m cheerful that I can be with my family in peace.”
That family incorporates a two-year old child who Niedzwiedz will unequivocally let you know is her fundamental need, to such an extent that joining the period of “The Ultimate Fighter” that delegated the UFC’s inaugural 125-pound champion in Nicco Montano never was even an idea.
Acknowledgment in MMA, Niedzwiedz comprehends, will accompany time. Plus, she should appreciate it now. In the event that her grand objectives happen as intended, the times of hiding out are numbered.
“For beyond any doubt I need to have the UFC belt,” Niedzwiedz said. “It’s the greatest objective in MMA. So it’s my objective.”
‘I’m not hesitant to lose’
Being the UFC’s 125-pound champion is a goal, be that as it may, that Niedzwiedz is setting aside for later for the present. With her concentration designed totally for Maia, the flyweight realizes that whether she wins or loses will be the distinction between post-battle designs An and B.
Also, she’s not worrying over both of them.
Winning, however, is the arrangement – and it’s one that Maia has possessed the capacity to execute up until this point. After her expert presentation in 2012, when Niedzwiedz was just 17, she went on a tear in the European scene. When of her U.S. make a big appearance, at Invicta FC 18, she’d completed everything except one of her battles.
The same number of contenders will let you know, there are important lessons to be taken from difficulties. Niedzwiedz, obviously, hasn’t had any of those in MMA. Yet, that is one of the viewpoints in which 10 years in length vocation in another battle don proves to be useful.
“I’m not reluctant to lose,” Niedzwiedz said. “I lost numerous, multiple occassions in judo. My family, my companions and my coach, they don’t give me that additional weight that, ‘You need to win, you need to win.’
“I will battle, and I realize that possibly I win or lose, I should get back home to my family. I know they cherish me regardless.”
To which she quickly included, with a chuckle.
“Without a doubt, it won’t be in this battle with Maia,” Niedzwiedz said. “Since I need to win this battle extremely awful. So it’s not yet.”
Obviously, adapting to affliction isn’t all her athletic foundation was useful in. On the off chance that it hadn’t been for the way that she’d been associated with judo since she was 7, it’s far-fetched that Niedzwiedz would have been given the recommendation to attempt MMA in what was just her third jiu-jitsu session.
Also, much more improbable that only a month later, having quite recently grabbed on the essentials of striking, she’d be doing her introduction.
“I took that battle, and it felt extremely cool for me,” Niedzwiedz said unassumingly. “Also, I don’t have the foggiest idea. I took another battle, one more and again.”
Eventually, the adrenaline spoke to her. That and, Niedzwiedz placidly includes, the way that she “can punch and the blood is coming.” One thing prompted the other and here she is, in her mid twenties, stepping toward accomplishing her definitive objective of being a UFC champion.
The subsequent stage, obviously, is Maia. Also, beating her will mean achieving something that five other ladies, over a three-year time span, couldn’t do.
As she heads into yet an additional 25-minute session, Niedzwiedz respects the prospect of meeting a rival with dependable cardio. All things considered, Maia did as of late run five rounds with both “The Ultimate Fighter 26” semifinalist Roxanne Modafferi and kindred countrywoman Porto.
In any case, realizing that she’ll have a diversion rival should it come down to the title rounds doesn’t mean Niedzwiedz is anticipating utilizing them.
“My course of action is basic: I need to complete the battle before the time,” Niedzwiedz said. “In the second round, most extreme.”
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