Maycee Barber Reacts To UFC 258 Loss Against Alexa Grasso
Maycee Barber has reflected on her UFC 258 loss to Alexa Grasso.
Barber and Grasso collided in the co-main event of UFC 258. The women’s flyweight bout was held inside the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada. After three rounds of action, Grasso was awarded the unanimous decision victory.
Barber spoke to Cole Shelton of BJPenn.com following the defeat and said she will use the loss as a learning experience.
“I think I need to get punched a couple of times. The third round is when I got back into knowing what I am supposed to be doing. My timing was kind of back. The first and second rounds were kind of spent trying to figure it out… I’m definitely happy with how the third round went and I learned a lot.
“Obviously, as soon as I lost I wanted to deal with it. There were no injuries, and I’m healthy so it was a bitter pill to swallow like ‘dang, I didn’t perform, I didn’t do what I felt was going to happen.’ I was a little more bitter, so I didn’t think back about the lessons. Now, I am going to sit down and go through the whole camp, the training, and what I can learn from it.”
Barber has now suffered two losses in a row. The defeat to Grasso puts her hopes of becoming the youngest champion in UFC history in doubt. Still at just 22 years old, many believe the future is still bright for Barber. One person who remains a big supporter of Barber is UFC President Dana White, who referred to the 125-pounder as a “baby” who still has plenty of time to grow.