There’s not a lot that featherweight Justin Gonzales seems to be again on his 2022 with something apart from happiness.
Coming off his solely profession loss in 2021, Gonzales rebounded in 2022 with back-to-back wins, and was in a position to cement a future with Bellator within the course of.
“I feel it was a fantastic yr,” Gonzales instructed MMAWeekly.com. “I obtained to journey, see lots, and was very profitable, went 2-0 on the yr towards two robust opponents. Coming into this yr we simply signed a brand new contract, so I’m excited, able to go – let’s do that.”
Along with his wins, Gonzales looks like he made steps ahead in his sport in 2022, and will probably be a good higher fighter when he competes in 2023.
“Each time I step into that cage I wish to be an advanced fighter,” mentioned Gonzales. “We reside by the motto that when you’re not rising you’re going to get handed.
“I’m consistently rising, making an attempt new issues, evolving, prepared to take dangers and making an attempt to be taught. I do know there are issues I have to work on, however I additionally know there are issues that work very well for me, so I’m making an attempt to mix the 2 and put it collectively and create this combating type that brings good issues to the desk.”
Seeking to decide up his third win in a row, Gonzales (14-1) faces Mads Burnell (16-5) in a 145-pound preliminary bout at Bellator 295 this Saturday in Honolulu, Hawaii.
“I feel if I simply go on the market and do what I do greatest I shouldn’t have any drawback in getting my hand raised on the finish of the struggle,” mentioned Gonzales. “I do know Burnell is hard, he’s expert in all places, however to be sincere I’m simply higher in all places. I’m going to beat him up on the ft, I’m going to take him down after I wish to, and fuck this dude up.”
On the subject of his 2023 total, Gonzales desires to begin his yr off with a bang, benefit from the second, after which be prepared for the following alternative that comes his approach in Bellator.
“You all the time wish to begin off the yr sturdy, however each struggle is simply one other struggle, so I’m getting into there, beat this dude up, receives a commission, take pleasure in Hawaii, and it’s on to the following one,” mentioned Gonzales.
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