Interview with Undefeated Amateur WMMA Fighter Maegan Goodwin
How did you get into MMA?
I actually got into MMA just because I wanted to try a new try of workout and lose some weight and started loving it and decided to train for real!
Your last fight was a rematch against Yuri Medina on June 27 at Rage at the River in which you won in the first round via submission. How did you feel getting the win again since your previous fight with her was ruled as a unanimous decision in your favor?
I was pretty confident going into the fight. I should have finished the first fight. I actually fought with a broken hand. I broke a bone in my hand in half at the beginning of the second round. This fight I was more prepared & worked on a lot that I had been doing wrong. I did obviously feel really great! It was my first fight back from my 9 month break!
Is there anyone on your “Hit List” you would like to fight?
Ugh, not really. Not on the ammy level. There are a couple I would like to meet up with but that would be later on in my career
How did you get your fight name “Mayhem”?
What is the hardest part about MMA so far?
The hardest part is definitely organizing the rest of your life around it! Haha I live with my boyfriend and his son and I work full time and go to school full time. That’s enough on it’s own! Then you throw hours of training in with that everyday, it can get crazy. It’s hard I ever find time for friends and family. Other than that the dieting and weight cuts are by far the next hardest for me because I LOVE food!
With a 5-0 record so far in MMA when do you see yourself turning pro?
I will have one last ammy fight later this year and if I feel comfortable after that, then I will make the turn. I am very excited about being a pro but definitely can’t go in unprepared.
How has being in MMA changed your life?
If I wasn’t in MMA I would honestly probably be doing cross fit or fitness competitions. I have always thought about doing both and would love to but can’t put too much on your plate haha.
Honestly I enjoy men much better. I hate too say it but in my personal experience it’s hard to find girls who you can consistently train with. With girls there is a lot of jealousy and drama and with guys it’s completely different and I like it a LOT more! I would love to find cool women to train with in the future, though. And I’m sure that I will!
Before I walk out I just sit and think about how hard I have worked and how the girl across from me hasn’t made the sacrifices I have (whether she has or not I tell myself the same lol) and just tell myself no one can take this next few minutes from me. They are mine to show my hard work & have it show off!
Oh really? Haha I actually didn’t know I was on many. I have seen a couple. I’m kinda indifferent about this subject. It’s a tough one. Do I personally feel it is important? No. Of course not. If u can fight u can fight. Just like any other sport. Unfortunately for women though, it does matter. Promoters tend to favor prettier girls just because they supposedly sell more tickets and get more interest. I hate that it is this way but that is very true. Now for true MMA fans it doesn’t matter what we look like. For younger guys especially though, it definitely matters! That’s all I hear from guys is how hot Ronda is or how hot Miesha is. And things like “who doesn’t wanna watch hot chicks fight each other” and for those people yeah “sex sells”. But for true fans it doesn’t matter.
If everyone had to wear a warning label what would yours say?
Warning: Looks can be deceiving
Oh my boyfriend won’t like this question at all! haha but I definitely have a few people in mind! I have always loved Michael Ealy! His eyes are amazing! I don’t want to name anyone else haha I’ll keep my list to myself!
Yes! Definitely all my loyal sponsors! Revgear, Soap-A-Licious, Sports Food, Sozo Ignite, Airloop glove drying rings, BarNone Athletics, MMA Roadhog & many others awesome people that’s support me! Also my fans on FB and Twitter! Last but not least my amazing manager Jay at Fresh Start Entertainment!
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