19 Oct 2019, 12:15 IST
Maycee Barber has been making headlines for some time, due to her much-talked-about objective of breaking Jon Jones’ report and turning into the youngest Champion within the historical past of UFC. Not too long ago, she did it as soon as once more by claiming she will defeat present champions Valentina Shevchenko and Zhang Weili if given a struggle proper now.
Whereas many thought-about the 21-year-old to be smug and overconfident for making such feedback, Barber truly lived as much as her claims and proved her mettle in her newest struggle. At UFC Boston on Friday, October 18, the undefeated Flyweight fighter added one other feather to her cap by defeating Gillian “The Savage” Robertson, taking her present successful streak at UFC to 3.
Barber needs a struggle with VanZant
Barber has been making fairly a little bit of noise to get a struggle towards Paige VanZant, who’s returning after her restoration from an arm surgical procedure. After dominating and successful the bout towards Robertson with a TKO throughout the first spherical, she as soon as once more requested for a struggle with VanZant in her post-fight interview.
Barber was beforehand known as out by her opponent Robertson for focusing extra on a contest with VanZant than on the struggle she had in entrance of her. However with that struggle now carried out and dusted, Barber will certainly be pushing for a VanZant struggle greater than ever earlier than.
Ben Askren tweets about Barber vs. VanZant
Following up on Barber’s needs to struggle VanZant, Ben Askren, in his common cheeky method, tweeted about what would occur if the bout actually takes place.
In a throwback to one among VanZant’s earlier feedback on how she earned extra from Instagram than from combating within the Octagon, Askren hinted that if she goes up towards Barber, it would ‘break her Instagram profession’.
Clearly, Askren is implying that in case of a Barber vs. VanZant struggle, “The Future” would rule within the cage and defeat VanZant with dominance.
VanZant, however, has been on the lookout for a struggle to make her return and struggle the one bout nonetheless left on her present contract with UFC. She claimed in an interview just lately that she has been able to struggle for some time and has additionally texted President Dana white about it. However UFC has thus far acted aloof and detached, not getting again to her with something concrete but.
Whether or not that is the struggle they may each have up subsequent is a call very a lot in UFC’s court docket proper now.