"I now know I have to take what’s mine — no more going the distance, no more letting other people decide my fate," Namajunas said. "If you finish the fight you can sleep at night knowing that you have truly defeated the other person. Winning a decision is associated with scoring more points but points don’t matter when all it takes is one punch. You just have to make sure you finish. I always knew that but now I KNOW IT. I never realized how much more I can learn and grow. It’s an exciting feeling! I need to pay more attention to my thoughts and take more time."
It's hard to blame her, as some fight fans felt Namajunas was robbed of a victory over Tecia Torres on July 13 at Invicta FC 6.
Namajunas and Torres went back-and-forth in a spirited three-round affair, only to get decided by a panel of judges. Honestly it could have gone either way, but the judges decided to award the victory to "The Tiny Tornado."
"In the fight with Kathina I was under so much stress and I had all the excuses in the world to not do my job but I managed to turn it on and it gave me confidence that no matter what the circumstances were I’d pull through," Namajunas said. "Not that I could but that I would, and that was my mistake. I thought that no matter what the circumstances were I’d handle it. However, this time the stress got me! That is why we decided to not take another fight right away and take a little vacation. Sometimes we forget that healing our minds is just as important as healing our bodies."
Fight fans are still awaiting the announcement for Namajunas' next bout under the Invicta FC banner. Invicta FC 7 hasn't been announced yet, so it's currently unclear whether the fast-rising strawweight will be a part of the card.
In the meantime, Namajunas fans can enjoy the video of her recent adventures in Lithuania.