We all know how Paige VanZant called out on her male colleagues being paid more than the female ones. She took it to her official Instagram account stating that she earned more from promotions rather than her boxing career.
Well, this surely did raise outrage among a few fighters and they opposed her saying that she was thankless and not fit for the job.
Recently, Maycee Barber wants to be the one who wants to show VanZant the door out of UFC. VanZant’s contract only has one fight left and Maycee wants to have it. She has been calling out for a fight with VanZant for quite some time now and one of the reasons she wants to do that is because of Paige’s lack of gratitude for the promotion that gave her a platform at the first place.
“Now she makes more money outside than she does in fighting because she’s not fighting,” Barber said in an interview with The Score. “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.
“She would not be anywhere that she is right now without the UFC and what she’s done, and what they’ve given her, so she didn’t hold up her end of the bargain,” Barber continued. “When the UFC signed her, I think they saw someone who had very good marketability, and they thought could fight, and she’s not holding up her end of the deal. She’s not fighting. She’s not fighting anybody and she’s trying to duck all these girls – and she’s ducking me.”
Paige already stated that she is not interested in having a fight with Maycee Barber because that would mean rewarding Barber for her disrespect. Barber believes VanZant’s comments to be of faulty logic.
“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.”