During the same extended Instagram message, McCann had this to say to those who have doubted her on social media: Unfortunately for McCann, her momentum was ruined by a first-round submission loss against Erin Blanchfield. Since then, she’s received backlash from fans who believe Blanchfield “exposed” her.
Molly McCann was one of the most talked about female fighters in the first half of 2022. Between March and July, The Liverpool native secured highlight-reel knockouts against Luana Carolina and Hannah Goldy, making her a potential future title contender.
“To all the keyboard warriors who’ll give me down the banks and want to tell me about my self go ahead, I’m living my dream EVERY SINGLE DAY, I’m winning in life, the best teams around me, the best promotion in the world. This game has give me everything, and I am beyond blessed. I’ll be back sooner rather than later, thank you to everyone for their support.”
Molly McCann calls out ‘Keyboard Warriors’ by reflecting on her success
After taking the weekend to process the loss, McCann shared a reaction post on Instagram regarding her recent performance. In the extended message, ‘Meatball’ had this to say about moving from the flyweight division to strawweight: McCann has the potential to solidify herself as a contender in the strawweight division. Assuming she can safely cut down to 115 pounds, ‘Meatball’ could prove that her power can be a problem for anyone in the strawweight division. Only time will tell if the 33-year-old can silence the doubters and become an elite fighter in her new weight class.Julija Stoliarenko taps Molly McCann in the first round#UFCLondon
McCann’s move down to strawweight will be a drastic change she hasn’t done in her nineteen-fight professional MMA career. Since making her UFC debut in May 2018, ‘Meatball’ has been a mainstay in the flyweight division, leading to a 6-5 promotional record.
“We have one more adjustment to make and I believe that will make all the difference in the world, the smallest in the division makes it tough when the opponents are so much bigger. So for me it’s time to drop down and face the girls who are the same size!”
Molly McCann plans to change divisions after her disappointing performance at UFC London. — MMA Mania (@mmamania) July 22, 2023