Lupita “Loopy” Godinez not only came away with the LFA strawweight title on Oct. 30 after defeating Vanessa Demopoulos but also gained a fan in Nick Diaz.
“Nick Diaz messaged me and followed me (after the fight),” Godinez told The Scrap. “He’s like ‘anytime you’re around let me know for training,”
Godinez (4-0) remained undefeated after securing a majority decision victory over Demopoulos at LFA 94 in October. Many fans and pundits are not only calling the fight one of the best this year, but also one of the most entertaining scraps in LFA history. Godinez also made some history becoming the first Mexican-Canadian champion in the promotion’s history.
The 27-year-old knows a call to the big show is close, as the majority of former LFA champions are already competing on the UFC roster.
“The word out there, but cannot say much,” Godinez explained. “But you know, could be pretty soon. Early in the New Year, something like that. I also bug the matchmaker (Mick Maynard) a lot too. Because I know he’s watching. I’m ready to take a fight tomorrow. I’m training every day, two to three times a day.”
Godinez added. “I feel like my time is coming, and it’s going to come when it’s supposed to come. I’m pushing people, but it’s gonna come. I’m happy that I got the opportunity with LFA. You know like competing for five rounds is not something you’re going to get training. So it’s awesome that I got it right now. And now it’s just one more step. I’m coming.”
LFA 94 took place at Hartman Arena in Park City, Kansas on Oct. 31.