A current pair of defeats, together with one to Antonina Shevchenko, compelled Ariane Lipski to uproot herself in the hunt for a brand new coaching atmosphere at ATT in Florida – and he or she says she’s keen to point out off new abilities this weekend.
The struggle recreation can generally be described as an up and down pendulum, and her two most up-to-date defeats to Shevchenko and Montana De La Rosa confirmed the Brazilian flyweight was very a lot within the ‘down’ place.
However slightly than sit again and take a run of losses (fairly actually) on the chin, Lipski, 27, noticed her profession downturn as a chance for self-improvement, one thing she says that she is raring to appropriate this weekend in her struggle with Mandy Bohm in Las Vegas.
“I attempt to see this second of my profession with completely different imaginative and prescient as a result of my two final fights within the UFC occurred the identical. I felt despair and believed that, ‘OK, I misplaced a struggle – I am not adequate.’ Then I gained two fights in a row, after which it occurred once more,” Lipski defined to the media forward of her struggle.
“So I am making an attempt to determine every thing in a different way, you already know? Trying extra realistically. I misplaced the struggle as a result of I’ve to repair this, OK what can we do? We will search for a gymnasium to enhance my grappling, my wrestling. I noticed what I did good, what I did fallacious. Each camp I am coaching onerous doing my finest.”
That led ‘The Queen of Violence’ to certainly one of MMA’s meccas, the American High Workforce facility in Coconut Creek, Florida, a gymnasium with a fame as being a conveyor belt of combined martial arts expertise – and it’s right here that Lipski says that she has discovered her true calling.
“After my struggle in opposition to Antonina (Shevchenko), they advised me I want completely different (coaching) companions who can put you in numerous conditions,” she mentioned.
“It’s important to be ready for every thing. After which we went to Florida and every thing went so properly, it flowed. We began coaching at American High Workforce, the most important MMA gymnasium on the planet. There are such a lot of fighters from each place. Each coaching (session) I am in numerous conditions and this makes me ready.
“The whole lot I could be doing to be higher I am doing.”
Lipski’s first alternative to point out off her tailored arsenal comes this weekend in opposition to the 7-0 Bohm, the undefeated German who fights out of Dublin, Eire, and whereas Lipski craves a stand-up struggle, she says that she expects a ground-heavy method.
“She’s a striker however I believe she’s going to attempt to put me on the bottom,” mentioned Lipski.
“All my opponents strive to do that… however I’m extra targeted on my recreation, you already know? On this camp we actually tried to deal with enhancing my recreation as a result of if I enhance my recreation I shall be able to struggle with everybody.”
After all, one of many added advantages of coaching at ATT is sharing the identical air as the best feminine fighter of all time and reigning UFC double-champion Amanda Nunes and Lipski says that ‘Lioness’ has been an important voice all through her preparation.
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“I had the dignity to coach with the champ-champ Amanda Nunes,” she advised Sportskeeda.
“She actually helped me lots. I imply, we drilled as soon as however she’s at all times… She’s at all times been there, watching my coaching and saying, ‘you possibly can do that, possibly this might assist.’ Confirmed me some positions. So it has been superb being there.
“I imply, I am a striker. What I actually, actually need, you already know, is to strike. To indicate my placing. I’ve lots of combos and combos to point out as a result of that is what I actually love to do. But it surely’s MMA, it’s important to be ready for every thing. Like I say, Antonina obtained me shocked. I will not let it occur anymore.”
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