Maycee Barber (7-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) has long vocalized her plan to break Jon Jones’ record – to be the youngest UFC champion.
The talanted fighter thinks she can win a title shot against women’s flyweight champ Valentina Shevchenko (18-3 MMA, 7-2 UFC).
“I’m not trying to rush anything,” Barber told reporters on ESPN 6 media day. “Technically, I believe if I was offered the fight with Valentina tomorrow I’d go in there and I truly believe I could win that fight and I could do everything to go out there and to win that fight and I believe it would be a fight and I believe that I would win that title, but why do it right now? Why not take the next couple years and not just go out there and fight her, but go out there and dominate her.”
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Shevchenko is the dominant 125-pound queen who had yet to meet an equal in the weight class.
“That’s the one I believe I could take right now I could go in and just dominate that fight,” Barber said. “Valentina could be back-and-forth and I believe I could take that title still, but I would rather have it be a beatdown than a back-and-forth brawl.”
Barber is steadfast in in her goal of winning a UFC title before her timeline to break Jones’ record expires.
“It’s kind of a hard question to answer because I don’t know (how many more fights until a title shot),” Barber said. “I’m fighting again and then I’m fighting Gillian and I’m taking this fight then I’m taking the next one. If it happens to be two fights from now or three fights from now I really don’t care. As long as it’s within my dates.”