Alexa Grasso ’s road to the UFC title wasn’t as smooth as most people thought it was. Although Grasso (16-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) remains unbeaten since moving to 125 pounds and now has the division’s title, her path to the top did come with adversity – even if it wasn’t reflected in the results of her career at flyweight. In a recent interview with UFC Español , the Mexican fighter revealed that she tore her ACL in her unanimous decision win against Maycee Barber back in 2021, which put questions around her future in MMA. “This is something that I’ve never spoken about because it would hurt me and I thought I was never going to be the same fighter,” Grasso said, speaking in Spanish. “In the third round against Maycee Barber, like around two minutes in, we had a weird movement and my knee stayed stuck on the canvas and I heard a pop. I was like, ‘Oh, something is wrong,’ and obviously it was my worst round.

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Alexa Grasso reveals she tore ACL in Maycee Barber win: ‘I thought I was never going to fight the same’ – MMA Junkie

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