Molly McCann was one of many Brits who changed the trajectory of their career on Saturday past in a sold-out O2 Arena. Many notable names were in attendance, such as boxing promoter Eddie Hearn.
McCann revealed she told Hearn “watch this” moments before making the walk to the Octagon and scoring one of the greatest knockouts in the history of women’s MMA.
Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn was sat cage side for the show, and the fan favourite McCann had some words for him as she was making the walk.
Molly McCann Talks UFC London
“The fight was for the fans. We haven’t had fans for two years and I thrive on listening to them, feeling the emotions and drawing from their energy,” she told talkSPORT.
“I lost in the pandemic due to having no fans, I couldn’t get up for the fight without them.
“The walk-in, I got to come out to Jamie Webster ‘This Place’ as I know it was going to be full of Scousers.
“When I made the walk, I saw so many famous faces and they were all there for us and it was a bit surreal.
McCann Recalls Talking to Eddie Hearn
“I don’t understand why they come sometimes. When I walked into the cage I remember looking at Eddie Hearn and said ‘watch this’.
“I’ve been at the boxing events and told him how good I am and how much I’m loved. He was like ‘yeah, yeah’.
“Now I said ‘Eddie, watch this’.”
The night as a whole marked some remarkable moments with Muhammad Mokaev, Jack Shore, Paul Craig, Paddy Pimblett, Arnold Allen and Tom Aspinall all picking up statement wins on home soil. McCann also touched on her own win, which will be written in the history books forever.
“In the fight, I tried a spinning back elbow and I tried a spinning back kick,” she said.
“From that moment, when I slipped, I knew the shot was on.
“It was just one of them. If you did it 1000 times you might not land it, but we drilled it for years. We had always done it.
“But at that one moment it was just perfection and I think I took the gas away from her. I had non-stop punched her head in for two rounds, I’d broke her and the crowd broke her.
“It was just perfect.”
UFC London was undoubtedly “Meatballs” biggest moment of her career, but there is still plenty more to come with the momentum the Liverpool native finds herself riding.
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