Conor McGregor Responds as Severely Injured Irish MMA Fighter Ryan Curits Receives a One of a Kind Message From Molly McCann

Published 02/03/2024, 11:06 PM EST

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A challenger to Alexa Grasso‘s throne has risen from the depths of the women’s strawweight division. Molly McCann’s dominant performance at the Apex has set everyone’s eyes on the English fighter. ‘Meatballs’s first-round submission victory was a call to Dana White and her division that she is ready to dethrone Grasso.

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Surprisingly, Conor McGregor seems to be tuned in to the fights, and it seems that ‘Notorious’ has developed an interest in the English bout. Fans are buzzing after ‘Meatball’ secures a win over Diana Belbita in the very first round. However, McCann clinches the victory in honor of one of her sidelined teammates. The atmosphere is electric as fans express their emotions.

Conor McGregor and fans appreciate Molly McCann’s prowess


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Molly McCann defeated Diana Belbita in the very first round. ‘Meatball’ poured down heavy elbow blows in the last 10 seconds of the first round, at first it felt as if Belbit͏a might survive the heavy firings but McCann knew something was off, and soon enough before Belbit͏a could think of anything ‘Meatball’ locked an armbar and with just one second left to the round, Belbita tapped out and McCann stood there victorious.

After the fight, McCann took to her Instagram handle to add a kind message to severely injured Irish fighter, Ryan Curtis. McCann uploaded a series of pictures of her teammates and captioned it as  “I’ll get back to youse all tomorrow. But @chaoscurtis that was for you lad. Your flag, your shirt.” Her gesture got a ton of appreciation from the fans including the former dual-weight champion, Conor McGregor.


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Starting off, The ‘Notorious’ took center stage and issued an appreciation note for the English fighter.

Earned fully! Well in Molly!

Another fan congratulated McCann and stated that her future in the division seems bright.


Another fan issued a callout to ‘Meatball’s haters.

Where the haters at


Molly @meatballmolly conquering demons and taking no prisoners.

Last but not the least, a fan not only appreciated McCann’s performance but also her grace.

Incredible performance and beautiful salute Molls

Judging by the reactions of the fans it can be understood that fans are happy that the old McCann is back, however, is she ready to run against the champion? Well as per ‘Meatball’  she is more than ready.

McCann vs. Alexa Grasso soon?


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Alexa Grasso is the current champion of the women’s strawweight division. Grasso clinched the title out of Valentina Shevchenko‘s hand in UFC 285 and since then she has been holding it. Grasso seems to be unstoppable for now as even in their rematch, Grasso was able to defend the title well despite the fight ending up in a draw. However, is her reign as a champion in its last days?

McCann has risen to be a new challenger to Grasso, After defeating Diana Belbita, McCann made it clear she is eyeing only one thing and that is the gold belt. “Today I forgive myself and I can move forward. Say less do more, say less do more. The plan was to be a world champion at 125 but that didn’t work out.” roared McCann after the fight.

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Will McCann be able to clinch the title out of Grasso’s grasp or will it be another successful defense? for the champion only time has the answer but one thing’s for sure: war is brewing in the women’s division.



Written by:

Suryakant Das


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I'm Suryakant Das, an avid sports enthusiast from a family that cherishes the world of sports. I still vividly recall the day my father took me to watch Indian wrestling, sparking my fascination with the discipline and the aura of those warriors. Over time, my love for combat sports grew, and now, I'm a UFC writer at EssentiallySports.
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