Molly McCann competed at UFC Fight Night London, defeating Priscila Cachoeira by unanimous decision.
The victory was a big one for McCann, as the fighter believes she has earned a spot at the table in the UFC.
“I’ve never known levels of social media interaction as what I’ve had since post-fight, but everyone seems to be concerned, which is quite nice I suppose,” McCann told Eurobash. “I had an operation yesterday. They’ve fixed the bone…something to do with the tear duct was a bit split and I had lacerations on my eyelid from where it was cut, so all of that got stitched up. Everything is fine. I’ll probably have a three month [medical] suspension until I get the all clear. I’m going to try get back for…I’m thinking August. Until I have contact again [I won’t know]. I’m the kind of person that if you say it’s gonna take 12 months, I’m gonna try and get it done in six. Whatever they say, they say. I’ve just had 11 months out, I don’t want to be out for that long, but I think I’ve finally earned my seat at the table with that performance and they’ll look after me from now on.”
This win for McCann didn’t come without consequence, as the fighter suffered a broken orbital bone and she has already had surgery to get it fixed.
Even with the injury, an ecstatic McCann says thing could’ve been a lot worse of she has gotten hurt and lost.
“I was in the hospital with my mum and my coaches yesterday and someone text me saying, ‘Imagine if you had lost and you were sitting in that hospital,’ and I just thought, ‘Oh my god.’ I’m on cloud nine,” she said.
McCann also made UFC history at UFC Fight Night London, as she became the first English born female fighter to get a win in the promotion.