WWE legend backs Molly McCann to become UFC champion

Dwayne Johnson has backed his new fighting friend Molly McCann to go on and achieve big things in the UFC.

The Rock and Meatball recently struck up an unlikely but equally wholesome friendship when the two discussed their signature finishing moves.

Now, the WWE legend is really rallying behind his new pal and supporting her career inside the Octagon.

Meatball clinched her last two UFC wins by executing a brutal spinning back elbow — similar to The Rock’s trademark ‘The People’s Elbow’ during his time on the canvas.

Their friendship bloomed when McCann tweeted Johnson asking if she could continue to ‘borrow’ his finisher.

“Excuse me Mr Rock, but can I keep borrowing the People’s Elbow? It’s doing me bits,” she wrote last month.

Johnson responded: “From the ELECTRIFYING People’s Elbow to the DEVASTATING People’s Meatbow. It’s all yours! Keep kicking a** and having FUN, champ!

“Much respect, Mr Rock.”

McCann had just come off the back of her latest win against Hannah Goldy, who she defeated with the same spinning back elbow she deployed on Luana Carolina back in March.

Molly McCann of England celebrates defeating Hannah Goldy of USA in the Flyweight bout during UFC Fight Night at O2 Arena on July 23, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Prior to his retirement from professional wrestling in 2019, The Rock found plenty of success with his iconic move.

After a glittering career, it seems Johnson is now looking to channel his success through his newfound UFC friend. During his time inside the ring, he won eight WWE Championships, nine Slammy Awards, and was named as PWI’s Most Popular Wrestler of the Year in 1999 and 2000.

His acting career has also brought him mountains of success. The 50-year-old has appeared in films including Jumanji, Moana, and the Fast & Furious franchise.

The Rock recently posted a brilliant montage of him and McCann using their deadly elbow finishers along with another encouraging caption.

“You can feel @meatballmolly’s star rise and her ‘People’s Elbow’ as she attacks her way through the @UFC ranks. 

“One of those fighters you just love to watch because it’s always exciting.

“Keep kickin’ a** champ, I’m always rooting ya on.”

He then followed up with a confident statement, showing his support for the Meatball.

“Strong chance we’ll hear #AndNew connected to @MeatballMolly’s name in the future,” he tweeted.

McCann is currently preparing for a huge milestone in her fighting career. The Liverpudlian will fly out to New York to take on Erin Blanchfield of the USA at Madison Square Garden this November.

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