LAS VEGAS – Maycee Barber made two statements Tuesday at Dana White’s Contender Series 13.
There was her physical statement in the form of a dominant TKO win over Jamie Collen (4-2) on the UFC Fight Pass-streamed card. Then there was an auditory one – three blood-curdling screams that would make Cat Zingano proud.
There’s a wild-eyed intensity to 20-year-old Barber (4-0), who says she wants to be the youngest UFC champion ever and trusts her manager-dad to get there because, as she said with a devious laugh, “I will probably make irrational decisions.”
The way Barber explains it, those screams are just what happens when she releases her pent-up feelings. Judging by her volume, she’s got a lot of them.
“I go through a roller-coaster of emotions, but I try to contain them all,” she said. “That’s why I scream. I cannot control when I scream, and I had that much built up inside me that I had to scream three times instead of just once.
“It doesn’t matter if I go to a decision or I finish. I always scream.”
With a new UFC contract in hand, Barber is fighting to contain all the feelings from this new chapter in her career. It looks like she could make some waves in the women’s strawweight division. We congratulate her.
Now on the rational decision tip, it’d probably be a good idea to get that cauliflower ear checked out, Maycee. Unless, of course, you want to end up like these folks:
For complete coverage of Dana White’s Contender Series 13, check out the UFC Events section of the site.
MMAjunkie’s John Morgan contributed to this post from Las Vegas.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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