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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Roxanne Modafferi Reacts To Maycee Barber Taking Mic At UFC 246

Roxanne Modafferi had mixed feelings about Maycee Barber speaking on the microphone at UFC 246. Modafferi quite literally upset the odds as she defeated Barber via unanimous decision and handed “The Future” her first loss in mixed martial arts. Usually the winner of the fight talks to Joe Rogan first. However, Barber — who notably […]

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Roxanne Modafferi had mixed feelings about Maycee Barber speaking on the microphone at UFC 246.

Modafferi quite literally upset the odds as she defeated Barber via unanimous decision and handed “The Future” her first loss in mixed martial arts. Usually the winner of the fight talks to Joe Rogan first.

However, Barber — who notably tore her ACL during the fight — asked to have some time on the microphone first. She gave praise to Modafferi while also apologizing for the result before embracing her opponent.

Although it was a gesture with good intentions, it didn’t go down well with many.

Modafferi, herself, was not sure what to make of it especially as she felt a little dissed by what Barber said:

“Mixed feelings,” Modafferi said on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show on Monday. “She said it was an honor to fight me and that was cool. And she said she wasn’t embarrassed about her performance because it made me shine or something. And I was like did she just diss me?

“I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt so I don’t know. Whatever. I won the fight. I believe even if she hadn’t injured her leg, I still would have taken the fight. I was beating her in the first round anyway.”

What did you think of Barber taking the mic?

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7 Takeaways from UFC 246

UFC 246 had no title fight for a main event, but when one half of it is the return of one of the most high-profile fighters to date in Conor McGregor, it is a good way to kick off a new year in the UFC in this new decade of mixed martial arts. The tide…

UFC 246 had no title fight for a main event, but when one half of it is the return of one of the most high-profile fighters to date in Conor McGregor, it is a good way to kick off a new year in the UFC in this new decade of mixed martial arts. The tide […]

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UFC 246 Highlights: Roxanne Modafferi Upsets Maycee Barber

Roxanne Modafferi stunned Maycee Barber. Earlier tonight (Jan. 18), Modafferi and Barber shared the Octagon. This was the featured preliminary bout on the UFC 246 card in Las Vegas. Going into the fight, Barber was a -1000 favorite. Modafferi showcased…

Roxanne Modafferi stunned Maycee Barber. Earlier tonight (Jan. 18), Modafferi and Barber shared the Octagon. This was the featured preliminary bout on the UFC 246 card in Las Vegas. Going into the fight, Barber was a -1000 favorite. Modafferi showcased her grappling skills in the opening frame. While she won the round, Barber did a […]

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5 Fights To Watch At UFC 246: McGregor vs. Cerrone

UFC 246 is the first pay-per-view event of 2020 and while everyone is focused on the main event, it should not take away from what the rest of the card is bringing. There are a lot of fighters putting it on the line Saturday night and they all deserve …

UFC 246 is the first pay-per-view event of 2020 and while everyone is focused on the main event, it should not take away from what the rest of the card is bringing. There are a lot of fighters putting it on the line Saturday night and they all deserve their due. However, here are five […]

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Roxanne Modafferi Looking To ‘Derail The Hype’ Of Maycee Barber At UFC 246 (Interview)

Roxanne Modafferi has been in this situation before. The veteran of 39 fights has been written off in a fight before against a surging young prospect only to beat them and she expects to do the same at UFC 246 against Maycee Barber. Although she is fig…

Roxanne Modafferi has been in this situation before. The veteran of 39 fights has been written off in a fight before against a surging young prospect only to beat them and she expects to do the same at UFC 246 against Maycee Barber. Although she is fighting Barber, this was not the original plan. According […]

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