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British 'MMA Poster Girl' Says She's 'Happy to Die' in the Cage - Report

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The fighter also remarked that she previously didn’t feel comfortable in her “own skin”, but that changed when she entered the world of mixed martial arts.

A female mixed martial arts fighter “Meatball” Molly McCann has revealed the extent of her desire to succeed in sport and to secure a better lot for her family by putting her life on the line, The Daily Mail reports.

According to the newspaper, Molly, who makes an appearance in a new BBC Three documentary called “Inside the Cage: The Rise of Female Fighters”, explained how she was raised by her single mother, “a struggling addict” who managed to sober up and turn her life around.

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“Watching her not sit in self-pity and watching someone strive for greatness, I am who I am because of her and because I've seen what she's done. I won't stop until I've got my mum a house”, said Molly, who was described by the newspaper as “a poster girl for MMA in the UK.“ “If there's an opportunity that I can provide a life for me and my family that we never thought possible, you quite happily go in there and if you die, you die.”
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Describing the not insignificant number of injuries she sustained - including a broken metacarpal, a deviated septum, broken eye socket, broken toes and fingers, a bulging disc in her back and a torn rotator cuff, not to mention stitches in her eyelid and under her eye – McCann argued that it is “not a lot,” and explained how she turned to MMA to improve the quality of life for herself and her family.

“When I was a kid I wasn't academic, and the way I transferred my skills the best way I could into a positive outcome would be competing in sport. Where I felt I could express myself was on a football pitch with a ball, in a boxing ring, it weren't showing off, it were me expressing myself,” she said. “Until I started MMA I wasn't comfortable in my own skin, and when I found this I became comfortable in my own skin.”
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