Sara McMann Explains How Her Rough Past Allows Her to Be Excited for Future

January 11, 2014
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Sara McMann has been through enough in her life to understand that losing in competition isn’t the worst thing that can happen. From the loss of her brother to murder to the unknown personal problems that have recently kept her out of action, McMann has grown tough skin that allows her to focus on the future and not worry about the trivial things. McMann is slated to step in the Octagon at UFC 170 on Feb. 22, when she will challenge UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. Check out the MMAWeekly.com footage of McMann reflecting on the past and building towards her future.

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  • Maddawgmar

    I love Sara, I wish her all the success in the future. I think she is gonna surprise a lot of people.

    • Chicago

      She has a humble diminer and a butt load of skills. I feel like the UFC is rushing her to fast. only way she is going to win is Chuck Liddell style, not going to the ground and limited clinching.

      • Obi-Wan Granoli

        which she can very well pull off. she might even be able to win on the ground.

        • Chicago

          For sure she could win on the ground. I just think why fight the enemy on her home turf? 1 more thing to consider is we still have no idea how deep randa’s gas tank is.she said herself that due to her background with judo she sprints out the gate. I know 100% that Sara has mad crazy cardio. I been watching her old wrestling vids.

          • brad king

            who is this kid where she come from

          • Maddawgmar

            She lives in Gaffney SC, and won an Olympic silver medal in Wrestling, what have you ever done?

          • Maddawgmar

            Well Sara may very have the hips to prevent a lot of Rousey’s Judo. She is the most elite wrestler to step in the octagon. And I have had the pleasure of seeing her train, I live about 30-45 minutes from the gym she trains at and have taken classes there. She is a beast. I am stoked for this fight, love both of these girls.

          • brad king

            yea dream on i bet u train with Cain Veleaquez also

          • Maddawgmar

            Did I say I train with her? No. I said I took classes at the gym, and I seen her train.

  • horace

    Sara struggled with the terrible Baszler which is alarming so look for a 1st round Rousey win.

    • Maddawgmar

      By that logic, Ronda got taken down by Meisha Tate, and she is a high school level wrestler, and Sara is Olympic level, so it would be logical to say Sara would be able to take Rousey down more than Tate. MMA math doesn’t always work, just because fighter A had a hard time with fighter B and that fighter is not as good as fighter C, doesn’t mean that fighter A couldn’t beat fighter C.

      Hendricks had a hard time with Koscheck, yet went out there and Beat up GSP.

      • horace

        Baszler is terrible and if McMann struggled with Baszler who usually loses then Rhonda beats McMann easy.

        • shakejunt

          baszler was a pioneer and is simply the one-dimensional guard in an evolving sport, but she’s not terrible.

        • Maddawgmar

          Good logic, bro!