Molly McCann: ‘Put Me On UFC Liverpool, I Have To Prove To Everyone In The City That Anything Is Possible’
UFC Liverpool was made official for May 27 earlier today and immediately the talk of which local fighters could appear on the card sparked into life.
Whilst the likes of Paddy Pimblett, Brendan Loughnane and Mike Grundy have been at the forefront of the suggestions, the Cage Warriors women’s flyweight champion Molly McCann arguably has the strongest case of all to get the nod.
McCann (7-1) won her Cage Warriors title four weeks ago when she defeated Bryony Tyrell in the main event of Cage Warriors 90 held at the Echo Arena. The atmosphere inside the venue was electric that evening and a lot of that was down to the presence of McCann and very vocal fanbase.
With 6 straights wins and a world title to her name, now is the time for McCann to get the call from the UFC and speaking to MMANytt.com earlier today she said it would mean everything to her to fight in front of her home people under the UFC banner.
“I think it would mean the world to anyone from Liverpool to be on that card,” McCann said.
“But it means more to me as a female and a role model to kids and females of the city.
“Being the first female world champion from Liverpool I must be on that card.
“I have to prove to everyone in the city that anything is possible.”
Despite being their world champion, it appears Cage Warriors would happily step to one side in order for McCann to live her dream and McCann revealed she’d already spoken to Cage Warriors CEO Graham Boylan about the opportunity.
“Cage Warriors and Graham have give me the green light,” McCann Said.
“If Ufc ask I am more than welcome to fight on the card.
“They have our best interests at heart.”
Having headlined her last event, McCann is confident she can carry the responsibility of representing Liverpool on the biggest stage. The UFC’s women’s flyweight division is only in it’s infancy and McCann believes she could be the one to give it the firepower to get it kick started.
“You’ve only got to be in my presence for a minute to know I can headline an arena card and I have the performances and finishes to back up my words,” McCann said.
“The 125-pounds division needs a working class hero and a world champion to come put a whooping on them all.
“I’d give my life to get on that Octagon in this city!”
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