Maycee Barber still vows to become ‘youngest champion’ after UFC 246 loss
Despite losing her undefeated record, Maycee Barber’s goal remains the same.
The 21-year-old lost a lopsided decision to Roxanne Modafferi at UFC 246 on Saturday, dropping her pro record to 9-1 and putting a pause on her rapid climb to the top of the flyweight division.
Following the event, Barber took to Instagram to comment on the loss and reiterate her oft-mentioned plan to become the youngest champion in UFC history, a record currently held by Jon Jones (Jones won his title at 23 years and 242 days of age).
Barber had racked up a 3-0 record in the UFC, all by TKO, before being stifled by Modafferi. Entering Saturday’s bout, Modafferi was viewed as a heavy underdog, as high as +1000 on some betting sites.
During their fight, Barber appeared to suffer a leg injury. A cageside physician was heard on the broadcast saying that Barber had a partially torn ACL heading into round three. Barber made no mention of any potential injuries in her post.