Maycee Barber reveals she spent nine days in the hospital following UFC 299 win: “I wasn’t sure if I was going to be okay”

By Cole Shelton - March 25, 2024

Maycee Barber has revealed that she spent over a week in the hospital after her UFC 299 win over Katlyn Chookagian.

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Barber picked up one of the biggest wins of her career as she beat the former flyweight title challenger. It was a solid performance from Barber who won by decision, but following the event, she dealt with plenty of adversity.

Maycee Barber revealed on Instagram that she was dealing with an infection that kept her in the hospital for nine days, and during that time, she wasn’t sure if she was going to be okay.


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“Well, the past few weeks were quite the ride and included lots of highs and lots of lows. Following my fight, I spent 9 days in the hospital being tested and treated for an infection that they thought were a mix of different things from Strep A to Staph. Being in the hospital and still not having a true definitive answer while battling a 105 degree fever for days, having extremely low blood pressure, HR, and oxygen, was incredibly hard. Despite having multiple IV antibiotics and medications over the course of several days, they were unable to get my fever to drop, which eventually led to me developing Pneumonia,” Maycee Barber wrote on Instagram.

“It definitely wasn’t what I had planned and was honestly very scary at times. There were a few moments where I wasn’t sure if I was going to be okay, but I know that whatever happens was meant to happen and that it’s all just another piece of the puzzle of life. Grateful for everyone who has been by my side through it all. Little scares like this make you really step back and appreciate those around you! God is good and I am blessed!,” Barber continued.

The good news is that Maycee Barber is now okay, but she did say the week-and-a-half was a scary time for her.

With the win over Chookagian at UFC 299, Barber improved to 14-2 and is now on a six-fight winning streak. On the win streak, she holds wins over Amanda Ribas, Andrea Lee, and Miranda Maverick. Barber is currently ranked fourth at women’s flyweight.

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