Molly McCann (13-5) is set to face Julija Stoliarenko (10-8-2) in a flyweight bout at UFC London on July 22. This highly anticipated matchup will serve as the co-main event of the night at the O2 Arena. Ahead of the bout, Paddy Pimblett came to her rescue after a fan asked an indecent question.
During the UFC London media day, Paddy Pimblett firmly shut down an enthusiastic fan who wanted to know if Paddy had s*xual relationships with his training partner, Molly McCann. He swiftly intervened, “You do know Molly is a lesbian lad, yeah?”.
— Holly. 🌛🎃 (@Hollyyy__) July 21, 2023
Their bond both in and out of the Octagon remains strong, and Pimblett’s protective stance highlights the respect and support they have for one another. On top of that, Molly is engaged as well. Hence, the question was utterly inappropriate.
Molly McCann, the British MMA fighter, secured an impressive first-round victory over Hannah Goldy at the last UFC Fight Night London. On the other hand, Paddy Pimblett showcased his skills by submitting Jordan Leavitt after a slow start on the same card.
Despite their successes, both fighters have maintained their close friendship and have even done joint interviews. McCann has been adamant about demonstrating her individual prowess and not relying on Pimblett’s reputation.
— Jed I. Goodman © (@jedigoodman) July 21, 2023
But, coming back to the fight this Saturday, Molly McCann discussed the intense face-off with Julija Stoliarenko and expressed her confidence, and stated that she doesn’t need to use trash talk to intimidate her opponent. She seemed unfazed by Stoliarenko’s reputation and previous issues with making weight. McCann’s focus is solely on delivering an energetic and captivating performance for the fans on July 22.
While Molly is set to fight soon, Paddy Pimblett suffered an ankle injury in his last UFC bout in December 2022. He underwent surgery and is currently on the comeback trail. Pimblett has expressed his desire to return to the Octagon and is eyeing multiple fights to achieve ranked contender status. However, he has given a bleak update on his return, stating that he won’t be back in the UFC Octagon any time soon.
A close look at Paddy Pimblett and Molly McCann’s friendship
Paddy Pimblett is one of the most charismatic fighters in the world of MMA. The sensational UFC star has an electrifying YouTube presence and the dynamic Scouser sensation, Molly McCann, joins him to add excitement to his videos from time to time. Their joint appearances take the audience on an exhilarating journey, winning hearts with their infectious energy and friendship, both inside and outside the Octagon.
In a conversation with Sky Sports, McCann referred to Pimblett as “He is my little big brother and he gives me confidence and an edge and he makes me believe. I can do it without him but it’s a lot better doing it with him.”
Their tight bond and parallel UFC careers have forged a family-like connection, despite lacking a blood relation, demonstrating that family is often defined by the strength of relationships rather than mere genetics.