Van Zant Ready To Comeback, Won’t Fight Maycee Barber
Respect goes a long way with UFC flyweight Paige Van Zant. Contrarily, disrespect will get someone blocked or completely ignored by PVZ. Also, Paige isn’t beyond showcasing how petty she can be on social media when it comes to her career and ideals. Van Zant took to social media to call out the UFC’s entire roster of strawweight and flyweights. However, one name was left off of the very long list. The name of Maycee Barber, who has been heckling Paige into a fight using every method possible.
Now that Paige is healthy, she’s been looking forward to stepping into the UFC octagon. Additionally, she alluded that the fight would be the last of her UFC career. Paige took to Instagram to tag 62 different fighters spread across the UFC’s strawweight and flyweight divisions.
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Lesson of the day: RESPECT One of the first lessons we learn in martial arts is respect. I respect those who have dedicated themselves to this profession and given it their everything to achieve greatness through showcasing their skill. I respect every female fighter tagged in this post. With that said, it would be an honor to share the cage with any of you ladies at 115 or 125. If any of you are interested, let @UFC & @mickmaynard2 know because I'm healthy and ready to get back in there. @xiaonan_yan @jodieesquibel @syuri_official @cynthia.calvillo @spidermonkeyyoda @alexa_grasso @tatianasuarezufc @karolinakowalkiewicz @castironcasey @karatehottiemma @angieoverkill @alexchambersmma @teciatorres @randamarkos @emwhitmire115 @mackenziedern @zhangweilimma @livinhaufc @marinarodriguezmma @shockwavecifers @virnajandiroba @amandaufcribas @briannathebull @arianelipski @jessicammapro @joannajedrzejczyk @alexisdavismma @jessicaevileye @roxyfighter @laurenmurphymma @maryna_moroz_ufc @bulletvalentina @blondefighter @badmofo_jojo @veronicamacedomma @luciepudilovamma @champyoni @maramarvillarb @kalindrafaria @polianabotelho_ufc @wuyananufc_ @nadia187kassem @montana.delarosa @rachaelostovich @danger_dobson @savage_ufc @pedritaprvtufc @polyanaviana @princesstiger_mma @andreakgblee @meatballmolly @jennimaiaufc @antoninapantera @arianelipski @tailasantos.ufc @sabinamazo @viviaraujomma @mirandagranger @hannahgoldy @fightermizuki @dianabelbita @luanadread
Paige’s Instagram Post
Paige penned a long post that addressed how she feels about respect and how it’s the foundation of mixed martial arts.
“Lesson of the day: RESPECT,” typed Paige.
“One of the first lessons we learn in martial arts is respect.
I respect those who have dedicated themselves to this profession and given it their everything to achieve greatness through showcasing their skill.
I respect every female fighter tagged in this post. With that said, it would be an honor to share the cage with any of you ladies at 115 or 125.
If any of you are interested, let @UFC & @mickmaynard2 know because I’m healthy and ready to get back in there.”
The Beef Between Paige and Maycee Barber
The dislike for Barber stems back to Maycee sliding into her husband’s DMs. Vanderford, who is Van Zant’s husband, appeared on the Helwani Show with Paige back in August. During the interview, Van Zant revealed that she would have taken the fight before Maycee’s antics. Paige made it known during that interview that she would never entertain fighting Baber.
PVZ stated, “Being a disrespectful person shouldn’t be valued, and I definitely won’t give her the time of day. I’m not going to take the bait, and that’s why I’ve stayed quiet the entire time.”
Nonetheless, Barber continues to bait Paige into a fight. DMing her husband, saying she’s very beatable, and claiming to maul Paige are all ways that Barber has tried to make Paige angry enough to accept the bout. However, it seems like Barber won’t get her fight wishes granted.
When a fighter as popular as Paige Van Zant tags 62 fighters, the probability of one accepting is very high. Van Zant seems to be in complete control