At UFC Boston on Friday, 21-year-old Maycee Barber picked up another big win by stopping Gillian Robertson early in their women’s flyweight fight. The undefeated Barber is now 3-0 in the UFC with three stoppages, and she’s got a big fan in UFC president Dana White. White spoke of Barber glowingly at the post-fight press conference:
“She’s a gangster, this girl. I love everything about this girl. You should see all these crazy texts she sends me, like all the time, including tonight as soon the fight was over. She started texting me, saying she wants to fight everybody and she wants to do this, and says, ‘I told you, I told you I was going to do this.’
“I love her attitude. I love how bad she wants to be a world champion. I love how she finishes fights. She fought a very tough girl tonight and she stopped her. She looked incredible. She’s fun and it’s going to be fun for all of us and for the fans to watch her grow over the next couple years.”
During her post-fight interview, Barber called out Paige VanZant, a fight she’s been demanding for a while. It remains to be seen if PVZ will actually step in the cage with “The Future” or not, but Barber looks to be a burgeoning contender at 125 regardless.