Maycee Barber done talking, ready to start doing in quest to become youngest UFC champion
DENVER – 20-year-old Maycee Barber has made no bones about her primary goal in the UFC, and the time to start working on it arrives Saturday at UFC Fight Night 139.
With her promotional debut right around the corner, Barber is less inclined to talk, though, and simply can’t wait to start doing.
“I’ve always said it: I’m going to be the youngest UFC champion,” Barber said Wednesday after an open workout. “But it’s better to just let your actions speak and talk a little less. We’re going to say less, do more. And, yeah, you guys know. You’ll see where I go.”
Barber (5-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) meets fellow UFC newcomer Hannah Cifers (8-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) in a strawweight bout on the main card of UFC 139, which takes place at Pepsi Center and airs on FS1 following prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Barber earned her UFC spot with an impressive performance on Dana White’s Contender Series in July. She dominated before scoring a third-round TKO win over Jamie Colleen.
Barber gets to fight in her home state of Colorado for her UFC debut, which is exciting for her. Asked to give a prediction on how she sees the fight playing out, she kept it short and sweet
“With my hand being raised in that octagon,” Barber said.
To hear more from Barber, watch her full scrum in the video above.