Ben Askren Predicts Maycee Barber Will Be Champion by 2021

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What are her chances of beating Valentina?

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  1. ReadWrite Banned Banned

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    "I coach her," said Ben Askren. "You know, maybe show her how to do a technique. She’s awesome, fantastic; she’s going to blast Roxy [Modafferi]. I think she’s going to get a title shot by the end of the year.”

    When asked if Barber will have fought for the title by this time next year, Askren would go on to say he believes she’ll be champion by 2021 and doesn’t believe it’s much of a bold prediction.

    “She’ll probably fight Roxy; then maybe Jessica Eye, someone in that range; then probably for the title.”

    Askren was asked how he thinks a fight with Barber and champion Valentina Shevchenko would go down and he said with more time, he could see Barber earning a victory.

    “It’ll be tough but November might be a different story. She’s only 21; she’s getting a lot better really fast.”

    Since earning a contract with the UFC on Dana White’s Contender Series, Barber has been public that her lifelong goal has been to beat the record set by light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, and become the youngest UFC champion in the history of the promotion.

    https://www.bjpenn.com/mma-news/ufc/ben-askren-predicts-maycee-barber-will-be-champion-by-2021/
     
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    Who is in macees division?? If aspen Ladd is in her division I’d pick aspen to beat macee.
     
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    Top 5 for sure, but I don't see her beating Valentina
     
  4. Sarge3000 Banned Banned

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    He's being optimistic but he no way believes for sure that she will be champion.
    He's just giving the usual optimistic talk a trainer gives.

    Realistically Valentina is a killer in her prime ATM and Maycee Barber is nowhere near that.
     
  5. Noleggeisha Brown Belt

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    No shit.
     
  6. Sweater of AV Gold Belt

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    Ben's predictions have never missed the mark. A fight with Valentina in a year or so would be interesting though. Hopefully Barber keeps improving.
     
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    I sentence her to sit on my face
     
  8. Hatuwkoi Blue Belt

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    So Valentina retires in 2021?
     
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    She looks really heavy. But maybe she's in the off-season.
     
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    She's not beating Valentina in 2020. Obviously Val is skilled. She's also very good at winning rounds on judges scorecards. I think that's the biggest challenge presented to 125ers.

    I think March marks the one year anniversary of Barber's planned temporary move to 125. Curious to see how it plays out. Probably waits until she takes an L at 125 then returns to 115. And gets roasted for it.
     
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    Maycee beat Valntina? I put her chances at



    125 is not her ideal weight class. Honestly, I am not sure she yet has the discipline to compete at the highest level.

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    Getting from that pick even to 125 is going to be one hell of a chore. She should beat Roxi though.

    115 Maycee is cute as a button though.

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    Maycee has a _much_ better chance to become a champ compared to Ben but she is extremely unlikely to beat Valentina.
     
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    Right now, low.

    By 2021 with more experience and wins under her belt, high.
     
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    Ladd can’t take a punch
     
  17. ReadWrite Banned Banned

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    She should do well as long as she isn't being coached to try quick takedowns from the opening bell.

    Boom roasted!
     
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    Valentina is too scared to take any risks and Barber could find a big punch. She’s a live dog against Valentina
     
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    At this point i wouldn't give Barber a 50/50 chance against Jessica Eye, let alone Shevchenco
     

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