LAS VEGAS – Sure, Maycee Barber would prefer to be undefeated at this point in her career, but the 23-year-old prospect isn’t shying away from her recent struggles. “Bring it on,” Barber told MMA Junkie at a media day at the UFC Apex. “It’s been a roller coaster, but it’s been a huge learning lesson, and I’ve had a lot of fun with it. There’s going to be good times and bad times along life, and I’m ready for it all – and ready to learn and grow from it all.” Barber has been a polarizing figure since her entrance to the UFC, receiving the star treatment from the promotion from the start of her tenure and openly voicing her expectations to become the youngest champion in the promotion’s history. She suffered her first career loss in January 2020, dropping a decision to Roxanne Modafferi, but angered many by her insistence that a knee injury was largely to blame for the result. When she returned 13 months later, Barber dropped a decision to Alexa Grasso, putting her on a two-fight skid.