Molly McCann is set to embark on a new chapter in her UFC career. Following a quick submission loss to Julija Stoliarenko at UFC Fight Night 224 in London, McCann announced her decision to leave the women’s flyweight division and move down to strawweight. The move is aimed at finding success and growth in the UFC.
In a heartfelt and lengthy statement shared on Instagram, McCann expressed her determination to make the necessary adjustments for a fresh start. She highlighted the challenge of facing opponents who are significantly bigger in the 125-pound division and believes that dropping down to strawweight will level the playing field. McCann wrote,
“To all the keyboard warriors who’ll give me down the banks and want to tell me about myself, 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.”
McCann’s recent performances have been a rollercoaster ride. She finds herself on a two-fight losing streak, both losses coming via first-round submissions. However, just before this setback, the 33-year-old fighter was riding high on a celebrated three-fight winning streak. During that impressive run, she secured a Fight of the Night bonus for her thrilling battle against Kim Ji-yeon and earned two Performance of the Night bonuses for her spectacular KOs of Luana Carolina and Hannah Goldy.
The decision to change weight classes shows McCann’s determination to adapt and evolve in the sport. With her unwavering spirit and the support of her fans, McCann is ready to take on new challenges in the strawweight division. Her willingness to embrace change and seek improvement underscores her passion for the sport and her dedication to reaching new heights in her fighting career.
As the MMA world awaits her debut in the strawweight division, there’s no doubt that Molly McCann will bring the same warrior spirit and tenacity that has made her a fan favourite.