Maycee Barber will make her prolonged expected return to the cage on February 13 when she battles Alexa Grasso at the UFC 258 party.
Barber (8-1-) was final observed in the cage at the UFC 246 event in January when she suffered the initial defeat of her experienced profession at the hands of Roxanne Modafferi. Through the battle, the 22-12 months-old suffered an ACL injury which has taken practically a yr to get better from.
In a new interview with BJPenn.com, Barber opened up about the damage as perfectly as the devastating reduction.
“That loss sucked to get hurt but the loss is not disappointing. What was even worse is the reality I shed a fight and couldn’t come again correct absent simply because of the personal injury. Not disappointing mainly because it is portion of the journey and section of the tale.” Barber said.
“I did want to battle, tear my ACL and battle in the exact same year and have that be the story of preventing 2 times in a yr and tearing my ACL in involving. Nevertheless, this injuries, I don’t at any time want to go by this yet again it sucked and it continue to sucks. There have been a great deal of ups and downs and I wouldn’t trade it for the earth but at the exact same time, it sucked. Being equipped to get the additional two months is the smarter factor for my job specially at 22-several years-old.” she ongoing.
Also recognised as ‘The Future’, Barber is determined heading into her bout in opposition to Grasso in February and is looking “to show every person wrong”.
“We had our eye on her but it’s also who the UFC offered. It was the very first give they gave us, I have never turned down a battle. Just like I have a strategy, I know the UFC has a approach. If they say Alexa Grasso there is undoubtedly a cause behind it. I believe that is the ideal way to go. In my division and for me in my profession, I shouldn’t be worried to struggle anyone and I never have been. If you provide me Alexa Grasso most probable I’m going to choose Alexa Grasso.” she mentioned.
“There is time to confirm everybody completely wrong. I really don’t sense like there is a good deal of tension on me from the outside world but I have put a large amount of force on myself. This is 1 of the largest fights of my vocation. Each and every struggle is critical and every single fight is the largest fight of my lifestyle when it is likely to take place. A comeback from an damage and a comeback from a loss is substantial. All those two place together I’m using it 100 per cent, every thing I received. This is an vital combat for me and I’m placing a large amount of stress on myself,” she continued.
UFC 258 requires position on February 13, 2021. Broadcast and site specifics will be verified in the in close proximity to long run.