Molly McCann has been the woman of the hour ever since her spectacular KO win over Luana Carolina. With millions of hits online and a recent documentary on BT Sport, Molly quickly became one of the most recognisable faces in the sport. Born and fighting out of Liverpool, England, Molly has made no secret as to what her two loves are: Fighting and Everton Football club.
Making an appearance on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Hour, Molly confessed her love for the team in blue. Unlike her scouse counterparts, Paddy Pimblett, and Darren Till who cheer for the red side of the city. Vocal through social media and when asked in interviews McCann is as passionate an Evertonian as they come.
In a season full of heartbreak, Everton came flying out the gates under their new boss, and former Liverpool FC gaffer Rafa Benitez. This didn’t last long, and as “Meatball” began her climb into superstardom, The Toffees got stuck in a rut and began to drop down the table.
Now under new manager Frank Lampard, spirits and results started to pick up. Still in a spot of nervousness, Everton were on the brink of their first relegation in the club’s history. That was until yesterday. Coming back to win 3-2 against Crystal Palace, Everton managed to survive the drop. As elated as they could be, fans stormed the pitch to celebrate the end of the season. A season which produced little else to cheer about.
A Familiar Face
Now, as an MMA page, you may be trying to wonder how this is relevant. Well, as the fans are singing, cheering, dancing and all-around just enjoying the fact their team has maintained Premier League status. A familiar face was spotted bellowing her lungs out.
You guessed it, UFC Flyweight contender “Meatball” Molly McCann. Attending the event as a fan Molly was mingling with the Evertonian faithful in celebration on the pitch after full-time. Arms aloft and roaring out familiar chants Molly was right amongst the action, and there’s no wonder she was caught on camera. As soon as Molly was recognised she was lifted as a local hero. Chants about her began to echo around the stadium courtesy of the other fans.
Showing the passion for her football club, you can see why McCann is such a fan favourite amongst her own. Even transcending her popularity to the whole of the UK and beyond.
No doubt still buzzing after her team’s survival, Molly must put the football season behind her and look forward to her upcoming bout. Just over two months until McCann is back in action, fight camp will begin anytime now.
Looking to replicate her previous outing Molly is doing a perfect job of staying in the spotlight and letting people know all about “Meatball”. Tune in on July 23rd when she takes on Hannah Goldy at UFC London.
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