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Roscommon female fighter thrilled to win Mixed Martial Arts world title

Mar 22, 2023 13:26 By Shannonside News
Roscommon female fighter thrilled to win Mixed Martial Arts world title
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Danni McCormack trains at Relentless Martial Arts in Mullingar.

A Roscommon MMA fighter says she is delighted to be the first Irish woman to win a world title in Mixed Martial Arts.

Danni McCormack won a world Strawweight title at the Invicta Fighting Championships in Denver Colorado last week.

The Castlecoote native defeated her Brazilian opponent Valesca Machado who was also the defending champion.

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Speaking to the Joe Finnegan Show, she said adrenaline helped her win the fight despite having a broken nose and minor cuts.

'Its hard to understand if you don't actually do it but when you are in a fight you don't feel pain. You have got an instinct that kicks in an adrenaline instinct and you just fight back.

I didn't feel anything when I got hit in the nose because the only thing I could feel is that some blood was coming down the front of my mouth and the back of my throat because of it.

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I usually don't know what part of me is injured until the next day because it takes that long for the adrenaline to wear off.'

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