Molly McCann has revealed she told Eddie Hearn “watch this” before scoring a devastating knockout on a special night at UFC London.
Meatball Molly was among the Brits who put on a real show at the O2 Arena on a brilliant evening for sport.
McCann landed a back elbow to put Luana Carolina to sleep instantly in what was a knockout for the ages.
Matchroom chief Hearn sat cageside for the event and the UFC star had a message for him as she walked out.
“The fight was for the fans. We haven’t had a fan for two years and I thrive listening to them, feeling the emotions and tapping into their energy,” she told talkSPORT.
“I lost in the pandemic because I had no fans, I couldn’t get up for the fight without them.
“The walk-in, I have to come to Jamie Webster ‘This Place’ because I know it was going to be full of Scousers.
“When I did the walk I saw so many famous faces and they were all there for us and it was kind of surreal.
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“I don’t understand why they come sometimes. When I walked into the cage I remember looking at Eddie Hearn and saying “look at this”.
“I attended boxing competitions and told him how good I am and how loved I am. He was like ‘yeah, yeah’.
“Now I said ‘Eddie, look at this’.”
McCann also reflected on her brilliant victory, which was the first-ever backward elbow knockout in UFC women’s history.
“In the fight, I tried a back elbow and I tried a back kick,” she explained.
“From that moment, when I slipped, I knew the shot was on.
“It was just one of them. If you did it 1000 times you might not land it, but we drilled it for years. We always did.
“But at that point, it was just perfection and I think I took the gas off him. I had banged his head nonstop for two rounds, smashed it, and the crowd smashed it.
“It was just perfect.”
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