Maycee Barber still hopes to become a UFC champion.
When Barber first entered the UFC, she became a bit of a polarizing figure. She expressed confidence that she’d be the youngest champion in UFC history. While that ship has sailed due to hitting some stumbling blocks, she is back on track and believes UFC gold remains in her future.
Maycee Barber Still On Road To UFC Gold
Maycee Barber appeared on the Believe You Me Podcast and spoke to Michael Bisping and Anthony Smith. During her appearance, Barber said she’s still gunning for the championship.
“It’s still coming. I still believe that I’m gonna be the champion. I said it in like the media scrum, cause they were asking me about being the youngest champ. I was like, ‘obviously, I’ll be 24 in May.’ But yeah I was talking about just how young I am and being able to be consistent is really good.”
Pressure Of Snapping Skid
After a promising start to her pro MMA career, going 8-0, Barber suffered a two-fight skid. Her back was against the wall in her fight with Miranda Maverick. Maycee won the fight via split decision to avoid a third straight defeat.
“There was a lot of pressure going into that fight. I don’t wanna go on a three-fight losing streak, and then having switched camps. I am known for bouncing around a lot of places and when you bounce around a lot of places, every team and every style has a basic generic set way that they do things.
“Their style is gonna be different. Team Alpha Male is different than American Top Team, which is different from Jackson-Wink, which is different from Factory X. So, for me just adapting to that but also just getting comfortable being who I was.”
Barber made it two wins in a row against Montana De La Rosa on April 23. She won the bout via unanimous decision.