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Who wants to see Maycee Barber vs. Paige VanZant at UFC on ESPN+ 1? 'The Future' wants to know



If women’s flyweight prospect Maycee Barber is to accomplish her goal of becoming the youngest champion in UFC history, it’ll take making some noise outside of her in-cage performances – and she realizes this.

Even before her vicious TKO win in her promotional debut this month, the 20-year-old Barber already had called out one big-name fighter in Mackenzie Dern. Then Barber easily dispatched Hannah Cifers at UFC Fight Night 139 and used her post-fight interview to underscore the Dern callout.

Now she’s taking aim at an even bigger name.

On Wednesday, Barber (6-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) expressed interest in fighting Paige VanZant (7-4 MMA, 4-3 UFC), who needs an opponent for Jan. 19 at UFC on ESPN+ 1 in the wake of Rachael Ostovich being forced off the card (via Instagram).

Who wants to see me back in action against PVZ Juanuary 19th in Brooklyn?! Comment below! #THEFUTURE

This seems unlikely to happen. But, hey, you never know until you at least throw a feeler out there for the UFC to take note of.

So … would you like to see Barber step in to take on VanZant? Vote in our poll.

For more on UFC on ESPN+ 1, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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