Maycee Barber “excited” at seeing Ben Askren taking on Jake Paul in boxing match

Maycee Barber hasn't hit the high notes with her net worth yet
Maycee Barber celebrates her win over Hannah Cifers in their Women's Strawweight bout during the UFC Fight Night 139 at the Pepsi Center on November 10, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

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Maycee Barber is back in UFC action as she takes on Alexa Grasso at UFC 258

Maycee ‘The Future’ Barber returns to UFC action after more than a year out. The 22-year-old was undefeated in her career until she suffered a serious knee injury in her last fight.

Roxanne Modafferi got the win at UFC 246 but she couldn’t finish off Barber. Now, after a year of recuperation, Barber is back and she is ready to charge for the UFC Flyweight title.

Maycee Barber faces Alexa Grasso in her next fight at UFC 258
Maycee Barber (R) bleeds from a cut on her face at the end of round two in a flyweight bout against Roxanne Modafferi (L) during UFC 246 at T-Mobile Arena on January 18, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Modafferi won the bout by unanimous decision. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

Barber has dreams of usurping Jon Jones as the youngest UFC Champion and she has just over a year to achieve that.

She is 22 and faces Alexa Grasso at UFC 258. While she was talking the talk with the Schmo, there was another fight she was asked about.

Barber has trained with MMA star Ben Askren and Funky will also make a return to in-ring fighting after a while out.

Funky was also undefeated before Jorge Masvidal’s knee left an ever lasting tale, but he takes on Jake Paul in a boxing match.

That got a lot of people talking and barbs have been traded between Paul and Askren. Barber was then asked about this clash and she was happy seeing Askren make some money:

“Yeah he does have a huge boxing match and I am ready to see him go out there and make a lot of money.”

The Schmo then asked if she had seen Askren hit some pads and she responded in the affirmative:

“I have seen him hit pads a couple of times. For the most part, I don’t know, I am just excited for him to go out there and fight. I know that he is going to make some good money and it will be entertaining for everybody to watch.”

The easiest weight cut for Maycee Barber

The 8-1 star was also asked about her weight cut and she said this was the easiest one ever. She understood that Grasso isn’t an easy opponent to face but she was ready to hand her rival another loss.

Maycee Barber and Ben Askren
Maycee Barber (R) is consoled by former UFC fighter Ben Asken after losing to Roxanne Modafferi in a flyweight bout during UFC 246 at T-Mobile Arena on January 18, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

Valentina Shevchenko is the champion and is expected to fight Joanne Calderwood. However, Barber has called out Calderwood and a win for her on Saturday could put a spanner in the works, according to Chael Sonnen.

Askren vs Paul might be a big fight but Barber has some special plans after her return, and it will be interesting to see what happens after UFC 258.

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