Barber: UFC Made PVZ, I’ll End Her
Maycee Barber is gunning to be the new face of the UFC and feels like the next step is to defeat Paige VanZant in the last fight of VanZant’s contract.
“Now she makes more money outside than she does in fighting because she’s not fighting,” Barber said to The Score. “As far as her last fight on her contract, that’s my fight. If she wants to fight in Bellator, if she wants to move out, she can fight me on her last fight on her contract, or she can never fight again, and that’s up to her.”
VanZant made it known that she wants nothing to do with Barber after the fighter messaged her husband privately on Instagram.
“She was kind of saying that there’s no story, but at the same time she made it a story,” Barber said.
“I guess word for word, she said she didn’t want to reward me with a fight because I’m disrespectful. In my opinion, if someone disrespects me, and I don’t really like them, I kind of want to beat them up. However, she can’t beat me up, so her only excuse to not fight me is, ‘Oh, well, she’s disrespectful. I don’t want to fight her and reward her with a fight with me.’ So that’s her only excuse now that she has to not fight me.”
“I believe that, because that’s how she got that was because of the UFC,” Barber said of VanZant’s rise to stardom on reality television and social media.
“She would not be anywhere that she is right now without the UFC and what she’s done, and what they’ve given her, so she didn’t hold up her end of the bargain. When the UFC signed her, I think they saw someone who had very good marketability, and they thought could fight, and she’s not holding up her end of the deal. She’s not fighting. She’s not fighting anybody and she’s trying to duck all these girls – and she’s ducking me.”
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