MMA Maycee Barber out almost a year following a full ACL tear at UFC 246 by Daniel Yanofsky January 20, 2020 The quest to become the youngest UFC Champion in history will have to be put on hold for now for Maycee Barber. The 21-year-old prospect suffered a complete ACL tear in her left knee, according to her father Bucky Barber. Barber (8-1) suffered the injury during her fight against Roxanne Modafferi at UFC 246. The fight lasted three rounds and Modafferi won via unanimous decision. Her father believes everything broke down for her in the first round. “We think she injured it in the first 10 seconds,” Bucky Barber stated to ESPN. “She stepped on Roxanne’s foot as she backed up and felt a pop. You can see the knee give out on the side. She went back and started fighting and trying to do things and I noticed she was flat in a way I’ve never seen before.” The fight was one of the toughest challenges Barber every went through. During the middle of the flyweight bout, a medical professional examined Barber’s leg after seeing a significant limp when Barber was walking. The third round started with the physician oddly telling referee Jason Herzog that she suffered a partial ACL tear, but was OK to fight. https://twitter.com/espnmma/status/1218731287881621504?s=20 Modafferi, the underdog of the bout, utilized her striking and takedown ability to immobilize Barber further. The injury is expected to keep Barber away from the octagon for nine months. One to never let setbacks take control of her life, Barber made two posts on Instagram. One of them was simple, stating the following: “You may see me struggle, but you’ll never see me quit. 🖤 #THEFUTURE” The other kept her goals in check, stating, “The outcome of this fight may not have happened according to plan but my Goal of beating Jon Jones record and being the youngest champion in UFC history stays the same.” https://www.instagram.com/p/B7fX_GRJ1Fj/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Post Views: 933 The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Daniel Yanofsky Baseball Editor, Misc. Sports Editor. Covers all things combat sports (MMA, Pro Wrestling and Boxing). When he's not writing, Daniel hosts a podcast, The Main Event. Latest posts by Daniel Yanofsky (see all) Mets hire Luis Rojas to replace Carlos Beltran as manager - January 23, 2020 An Outsider’s 2020 Hall of Fame Ballot - January 21, 2020 A Wild Yo Sighting: Yoenis Cespedes participates in running, fielding and hitting drills - January 21, 2020 Following Conor McGregor’s win at UFC 246, is “The King” truly back? - January 20, 2020 Related TopicsMaycee BarbermmaRoxanne ModafferiufcUFC 246Women in Sports Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Newsletter Subscription Can't Miss Posts! The Most Catastrophic Boat Trip Since the Titanic; the New York Giants by John Venezia | posted on October 4, 2020 Women in Sports: NHL Network Host, Jackie Redmond by Nicholas Durst | posted on March 4, 2019 Exclusive Interview: SNY Personality, Maria Marino, Shares Career Journey (VIDEO) by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on January 28, 2021 Women in Sports Interview Series: It’s a sure bet with Philadelphia native, Erin Kate Dolan (VIDEO) by Denise Gonzalez | posted on March 17, 2020 XFL Co-Owner Dany Garcia Talks Business, Serving Others at espnW Women + Sports Summit by Candace Cordelia | posted on October 23, 2020 More in MMA The Mockery of A Sport: Paul vs. Askren Jake Paul and Ben Askren are set to fight tonight, and as a fan... The Leverage Game: What’s Going on Between Jon Jones and UFC? After Francis Ngannou knocked out Stipe Miocic, fight fans everywhere were already excited about... Athletes and their “Charitable” Contributions The other day I was watching TV when I saw a commercial for Conor... Should the Holloway vs. Katter fight have been Stopped in the 4th Round? Dana White thought so… In my honest opinion, when it comes to sports there is nothing like watching... UFC 246: Attendance, Gate, Bonuses Following Conor McGregor’s win at UFC 246, is “The King” truly back?