Bucky Barber is the father of Maycee Barber, who suffered a unanimous decision loss to Roxanne Modafferi at UFC 246. Maycee also suffered a complete ACL tear either in the first round or second round of the bout, depending on who you believe.
However, one person isn’t taking the loss in stride and that is the aforementioned Bucky, who lashed out at Modafferi and the situation as a whole via Instagram:
The work was in, the skill level at its peak her only way of defeat is if bad luck kissed her on the cheek. Ten seconds in a complete ACL tear turned the probable into the unlikely. Though she had her moments and showed more heart than most have ever witnessed the night night ended with an Loss. However was it a loss? She was not beaten by a better skill set. She was beaten by one unfortunate step and turn of events. That is out of her control. The victory we take from this is we now know we have the highest level of heart to match the highest level of skill in the game. I have seen how athletes react when this injury occurs. Very very few stay standing let alone fight an mma fight for 15 minutes and still survive. That is insane. She will be back stronger and more dominant than ever and we as a team could not be more proud. The Future is real do not get confused with one step. The worst of luck smiles at us all! All we can do is smile back. She will see you all very soon. That which does not kill us makes us stronger. The Future, Version 2.0 to be feared.
There is no official word at this time as to when Maycee is expected back in action, but the current estimate is approximately nine months. The loss was the first for Maycee as a professional MMA fighter, which kept the fighter stuck at #9 in the UFC Women’s Flyweight Division rankings.