Maycee Barber

Maycee Barber still confident she will be youngest UFC champion after UFC 246 loss

Maycee Barber’s path to the top took a small detour at UFC 246 but she is still confident she will be the youngest UFC champion.

Barber, who is now 8-1 after the loss to Roxanne Modafferi, also tore her ACL in the loss which hindered her performance. Yet, she still was very respectful to the “Happy Warrior” but knows the path to the top is still there.

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What a life. Tonight may not have gone my way but there is not a single piece of regret in me. I am so blessed to live the life I have and I thank God everyday for the people in it. Thank you @roxyfighter for sharing the octagon with me tonight. I'd be lying if I said I didn't plan on walking out of there 9-0 but I did what I could and tonight that wasn't enough to get my hand raised. Huge thank you to everyone who supports me and this journey through the ups and downs. I couldn't ask for a better team to have by my side to cheer with me when I win and wipe my tears (and blood🤷‍♀️) when I lose. I love you all. I'll be back (it might take a few days of healing 😂)…The outcome of this fight may not have happened according to plan but my Goal of beating Jon Jones record and being the youngest champion in UFC history stays the same. XOXO ~Maycee

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“What a life. Tonight may not have gone my way but there is not a single piece of regret in me. I am so blessed to live the life I have and I thank God everyday for the people in it,” Maycee Barber wrote. “Thank you [Roxanne Modafferi] for sharing the octagon with me tonight. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t plan on walking out of there 9-0 but I did what I could and tonight that wasn’t enough to get my hand raised.

“Huge thank you to everyone who supports me and this journey through the ups and downs. I couldn’t ask for a better team to have by my side to cheer with me when I win and wipe my tears (and blood) when I lose. I love you all,” she continued. “I’ll be back (it might take a few days of healing)…The outcome of this fight may not have happened according to plan. But, my Goal of beating Jon Jones record and being the youngest champion in UFC history stays the same.”

Maycee Barber, who is 21, is expected to be out for nine months. Once she returns she should be fighting a ranked opponent. Should she win that by the end of the year, she will be top 10. Then, she could only be one or two wins until the title shot. And, she still has time to beat Jon Jones record as she has until Jan. 17 of 2022.

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