Ben Askren predicts that Maycee Barber will be flyweight champ by 2021

Former UFC welterweight contender Ben Askren believes that Maycee Barber truly is “The Future”.

On the Jan. 6 episode of Ariel Hewlani’s MMA Show, Ben Askren discussed coaching unbeaten flyweight prospect Mayce Barber.

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“She’s awesome. Fantastic. She’s going to blast Roxy [Modafferi], I think,” Askren told Hewlani.

“I think she’s going to get a title shot by the end of the year. That’s my prediction,” Askren said. “She’ll be the [125] champion…She’ll probably fight Roxy, then maybe Jessica Eye-ish– somewhere in that range. Then probably for the title.”

When asked if “Funky” thinks Barber can beat the reigning flyweight champion, Valentina Shevchenko, Askren responded by saying, “January 6th? It’d tough but November might be a different story. She’s only 21, she’s getting a lot better really fast.”

Check out Askren’s full interview below.

Fight fans– does Maycee Barber have flyweight gold in her future?

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  1. Ben was just as confident that HE’D be champion within a few fights and look how that turned out for him. Several pinches of salt to be taken with those comments.

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