Maycee Barber is an American mixed martial artist. She currently fights in the flyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). UFC is the widely known premium Mixed Martial Art (MMA) promotion company.
The UFC had categorized fighters in various divisions based on their weight. The fighters weighing between 116 to 125 lbs (53 to 57 kg) are placed in the flyweight division.
Maycee might be a little messy outside the octagon, but she never misses a movement inside it. She had made a big name for herself at such an early age.
She devoted her life to practicing and learning MMA. It won’t be wrong if we say that Maycee was born to be an MMA Star.
Today, we will be talking about Maycee Barber’s personal and professional life. Let’s get started!
|Full name||Maycee Kay Barber|
|Known As||Maycee Barber|
|Birthdate||May 18, 1998|
|Birthplace||Greeley, Colorado, United States|
|Father’s name||Bucky Barber|
|Mother’s name||Maryanne Barber|
|Siblings||Two sisters and three brothers (six including Maycee)|
|Sibling’s name||Emma Daisy Hanson Barber (elder sister)Wyatt Barber (younger brother)|
|Age||24 years old|
|Height||5 feet 5 inches (165 cm)|
|Weight||125 lbs. (57 kg)|
|Reach||65 inches (165 cm)|
|Eye color||Light Brown|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Relationship Status||Not Known|
|Profession||Mixed Martial Artist|
|Current division in MMA||Flyweight|
|Fighting out of||Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States|
|Affiliation||Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)|
|Debut Fight in UFC||November 10, 2018|
|Former Affiliation||Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA)Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series (within UFC)|
|Teams||RoufusportFort Collins MMA|
|Net worth||$500 K|
|Social Media Handles||Instagram, Twitter|
|Last Update||May, 2022|
Where is Maycee Barber from? Early Life and Family
Maycee Barber was born on May 18, 1998, in Greeley, Colorado, United States. She was born to proud parents Bucky Barber and Maryanne Barber.
Maycee is one of six children of her parents. She is the second oldest. Bucky and Maryanne Barber indulged almost all their children in martial arts at an early age.
Maycee got in Karate when she was three. In fact, she was eligible enough to teach martial arts to adults by the age of 13 at their family’s martial arts academy in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Bucky and Maryanne wanted their children to be strong and firm, but they never thought of pushing them to pursue it as a profession.
Maycee broke the news about how much she wishes to be a UFC fighter to her parents when she was just 13 or 14.
They could not respond with grace as they never wanted to see their little daughter receiving punches and kicks.
They introduced MMA to their children for self-defense. Nonetheless, they supported her wholeheartedly after discovering that their daughter’s happiness lies in those punches and kicks.
Maycee’s Family | They made it a family affair.
The family concluded that Maycee had to receive the best of the training because the better she gets, the fewer punches she will receive.
Maycee’s parents took her all over the United States, searching for opportunities and looking for new techniques.
They were so driven with the idea of making Maycee the best that they drove from Fort Collins to Albuquerque, New Mexico, every other week.
Maycee trained with Greg Jackson and Brandon Gibson in New Mexico. They tried their best to tie Maycee’s fate with Matt Hume, who is considered one of the best MMA coaches.