Maycee Barber responds to callout from former UFC champion Rose Namajunas: “I’d be fighting backwards”

By Harry Kettle - April 2, 2024

Maycee Barber has responded to being called out by former UFC champion Rose Namajunas.

Maycee Barber, Amanda Ribas, UFC, UFC Jacksonville

For a long time now, Maycee Barber has been seen as a real prospect in the women’s flyweight division. As we look ahead to the future, it certainly feels as if she’s closing in on a title shot.

On the flip side, you’ve got Rose Namajunas. Following a recent victory over Amanda Ribas, Rose made it known that she’d be interested in throwing down with Barber in the future.

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In an interview, Maycee responded to the idea.

Barber is open to Namajunas showdown

“Yeah, I think that that’s a great matchup for me. The only downside is I’d be fighting backwards” Barber said. “For the first time, I can actually say that me fighting Rose Namajunas would be fighting backwards in the division, even though a win over her is like, a win over a former champion, a win over someone who has been in such a great position for so long.

“It would be a great win for me. So that’s something I have been thinking about. I would like to fight her, for sure,” Barber continued. “We do have some history. I used to train with her out here in Denver. Then I fought Audrey Perkins, (who) was a former teammate of hers. I fought JJ Aldrich and I remember Rose and Pat (Barry) being in the corner or the crowd. Rose, it just broke her when I beat JJ. So there is some bitterness there. She wants to be the one to beat me.”

Quotes via MMA News

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