UFC 170’s Sarah McMann: ‘When the pressure’s on I show up’
“I don’t know if it was necessarily my Olympic success that has [played into my MMA success]. I think you can take other Olympians or Olympic medalists and sometimes that doesn’t translate into success in another sport. So I think part of it is each individual, and that’s why when I began MMA I said, ‘Maybe I’ll like this and maybe I’ll take to it … but maybe it won’t.’”
“By the time that I had competed in my first world championships or had competed in the Olympics, I had never done that before. So really it just revealed to me that when it is the big pressure situation … I do what I’ve been trained to do.Whenever the pressure comes on, I show up.”
UFC top bantamweight contender, Sarah McMann, gave the scoop to MMAWeekly.com about how she handles pressure situations.
She’s going to need that mental game heading into this weekend’s UFC 170 main event against champ, Ronda Rousey.