While Barber isn’t looking past Robertson, one opponent she’d like to face is Paige VanZant, in what could be PVZ’s final UFC bout.
“Now she makes more money outside than she does in fighting because she’s not fighting,” Barber said to The Score (via Farah Hannoun of MMA Junkie). “As far as her last fight on her contract, that’s my fight. If she wants to fight in Bellator, if she wants to move out, she can fight me on her last fight on her contract, or she can never fight again, and that’s up to her.”
Barber also says that VanZant is already making excuses to avoid facing her in the Octagon.
“She was kind of saying that there’s no story, but at the same time she made it a story,” Barber said. “I guess word for word, she said she didn’t want to reward me with a fight because I’m disrespectful. In my opinion, if someone disrespects me, and I don’t really like them, I kind of want to beat them up. However, she can’t beat me up, so her only excuse to not fight me is, ‘Oh, well, she’s disrespectful. I don’t want to fight her and reward her with a fight with me.’ So that’s her only excuse now that she has to not fight me.”
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