Maycee Barber Undergoes Successful Surgery, Out For Nine Months

Maycee BarberUFC women’s flyweight prospect Maycee Barber underwent successful surgery on her torn ACL. Barber suffered the injury early on in her fight with Roxanne Modafferi at UFC 246 last month. However, she continued to fight for the full three rounds en route to losing her first-ever professional fight via unanimous decision. It hasn’t deterred her […]

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UFC women’s flyweight prospect Maycee Barber underwent successful surgery on her torn ACL.

Barber suffered the injury early on in her fight with Roxanne Modafferi at UFC 246 last month. However, she continued to fight for the full three rounds en route to losing her first-ever professional fight via unanimous decision.

It hasn’t deterred her from her goal of becoming the UFC’s youngest-ever champion, though. Barber successfully went under the knife recently and is expected to be out for nine months. And it wouldn’t be a surprise if she stuck to her goal of returning by the end of the year.

“Maycee Barber (@MayceeBarber) underwent successful surgery on her torn ACL moments ago in Milwaukee, per her father,” ESPN’s Brett Okamoto tweeted. “Procedure was done by Dr. Michael Gordon, former team physician of the Milwaukee Bucks. Expected timeframe for full recovery is nine months.”

Barber received plenty of criticism for the way she handled the loss. For one, she took control of the mic after the fight and had some condescending words for Modafferi. She then blamed the doctor for checking in on her injury in between rounds.

However, she could erase all of that with an impressive win upon her return.

Do you think we’ll see Barber back in action by the end of the year?

Michael Bisping Rips Maycee Barber Over Comments On UFC 246 Doctor

Michael Bisping caught wind of Maycee Barber’s post-UFC 246 statement and he is fired up. Barber shared the Octagon with Roxanne Modafferi on Jan. 18. Early in the second round, Barber’s knee gave way and she was hindered by it throughout t…

Michael Bisping caught wind of Maycee Barber’s post-UFC 246 statement and he is fired up. Barber shared the Octagon with Roxanne Modafferi on Jan. 18. Early in the second round, Barber’s knee gave way and she was hindered by it throughout the fight. Modafferi went on to score a unanimous decision victory. Going into the […]

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Maycee Barber’s Goals Remain Unchanged After UFC 246 Loss

Maycee Barber still has hopes of becoming the youngest UFC champion in history despite suffering a setback. Barber shared the Octagon with Roxanne Modafferi on the featured preliminary bout on the UFC 246 card. Barber was taken down in the opening fram…

Maycee Barber still has hopes of becoming the youngest UFC champion in history despite suffering a setback. Barber shared the Octagon with Roxanne Modafferi on the featured preliminary bout on the UFC 246 card. Barber was taken down in the opening frame but was able to thwart transition attempts. In the second round her knee […]

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Maycee Barber Still Chasing Youngest UFC Champion Milestone Despite Torn ACL

Maycee Barber has aspirations of becoming the youngest champion in UFC history. That record is currently held by light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. The 21-year-old was on a roll, undefeated in her mixed martial arts (MMA) career, heading into UFC 246 last week. Barber headlined the UFC 246 preliminary card against Roxanne Modafferi. Many expected […]

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Maycee Barber has aspirations of becoming the youngest champion in UFC history. That record is currently held by light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.

The 21-year-old was on a roll, undefeated in her mixed martial arts (MMA) career, heading into UFC 246 last week. Barber headlined the UFC 246 preliminary card against Roxanne Modafferi. Many expected Barber to easily get the victory against the longtime MMA veteran, however, Modafferi dominated the fight for a unanimous decision win.

During the bout, Barber suffered a torn ACL that greatly impaired her ability to stand or fight properly. In fact, her father, Bucky, suggests the only reason his daughter lost to Modafferi was because of the injury. Now, Barber herself has issued a comment on the matter. Speaking to MMA Fighting, Barber said she still has eyes on becoming the youngest champion in UFC history.

”The loss has not shifted my goals in the sport at all,” Barber said. “It has added more goals to the pre-existing ones. I’m still gonna be the youngest champion in UFC history.”

Typically, a return to action from an ACL tear takes anywhere from six to nine months. With that being said, Barber is fully expecting to fight again in 2020 before the year is up.

”I am hoping to make my return and fight again by the end of 2020,” Barber said.

Barber also teased that she and Modafferi could run things back down the road. “The Future” seems desperate to prove what she and her team have been saying all along – that she’s better than “The Happy Warrior.”

”Roxanne is a phenomenal competitor, so I don’t doubt she will still be taking care of her business,” Barber said. “She and I will cross again, and I’ll have the opportunity to prove to everyone what my team and myself already know.”

Barber proceeded to detail exactly when in the fight she knew her knee had been compromised, and explained how the pain got worse over time.

”I realized that the muscles surrounding my knee were starting to want to protect it,” Barber said. “Round two started, and I realized the pain had gotten worse (and the) instability had gotten greater. I don’t remember a lot, but I remember being slow and seeing her jab come and wanting to step back.

“With that half a second extra of thinking, she caught me with the jab. I still stepped back, but my leg wasn’t there. The stability had left me.”

What do you think about Barber still wanting to be the youngest champion in UFC history after her ACL tear?

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Roxanne Modafferi Reacts To Being Discredited By Maycee Barber’s Father

As previously mentioned, Maycee Barber’s father, Bucky, recently took to Instagram to discredit Roxanne Modafferi’s victory over his daughter this past weekend (Sat. January 18, 2020) at UFC 246. The pair headlined the preliminary card on ESPN, where Modafferi put on a dominant performance. However, during the fight, Barber suffered a complete ACL tear, which […]

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As previously mentioned, Maycee Barber’s father, Bucky, recently took to Instagram to discredit Roxanne Modafferi’s victory over his daughter this past weekend (Sat. January 18, 2020) at UFC 246.

The pair headlined the preliminary card on ESPN, where Modafferi put on a dominant performance. However, during the fight, Barber suffered a complete ACL tear, which impaired her ability to walk or fight properly. Despite putting up a valiant effort while fighting through the injury, Modafferi picked up the victory on the judges’ scorecards.

Bucky claimed on Instagram that Modafferi didn’t beat his daughter because of her skill set, but rather due to the circumstance that Barber found herself in with a torn ACL during the fight. Now, Modafferi has taken to Twitter to offer a response to Bucky’s comments. Modafferi said she understands that dads need to sometimes say “stupid” things to defend their daughters.

“Meh, fathers are supposed to be biased and say stupid things. Mine used to say, “I’m proud of you…so are you retiring yet?” Not anymore, though. ? At least she didn’t say it. I still respect Macyee for being a warrior.”

Modafferi’s win over Barber was certainly a big accomplishment for the longtime veteran. Prior to their bout, Barber was undefeated with a record of 8-0. The 21-year-old was looking to become the youngest champion in UFC history, a record currently held by light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. However, with Barber suffering from the torn ACL, she’ll likely be out-of-action for the majority of the year.

As for Modafferi, she could be looking at a big opportunity next after taking out one of the UFC’s hottest prospects.

What do you make of Modafferi’s response to Barber’s father?

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Matt Serra Reveals One Thing He’s Concerned About With Maycee Barber

Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra believes Maycee Barber is still the future but he does have one concern. Barber was seen in action this past Saturday night (Jan. 18). She shared the Octagon with Roxanne Modafferi in the featured preliminary…

Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra believes Maycee Barber is still the future but he does have one concern. Barber was seen in action this past Saturday night (Jan. 18). She shared the Octagon with Roxanne Modafferi in the featured preliminary bout on the UFC 246 card. Barber was taken down and held down in […]

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