Maycee Barber is getting her career back on track with another big win, this time at UFC Vegas 52. The younger fighter beat Montana de la Rosa in an excellent performance.

There were plenty of injuries Maycee Barber had to overcome heading into UFC Vegas 52. She was able to bounce back despite all of the obstacles she had to overcome.

“I feel like that was something that I’ve always had that fire in me,” Barber said at the UFC Vegas 52 press conference via MMAFighting. I’ve always wanted to be like I’m gonna go out here and dominate, finish, and beat these girls up and walk through and wreck them. Obviously, tearing my leg and tearing my ACL and then taking a loss, sometimes your light gets dim a little bit. But you know, my mom sent me a post, she’s like, ‘When it gets dark, that’s when stars shine the brightest.’

“So I definitely got to reignite that light and let it shine tonight and yeah, the old me it never left, it was just a little bit hidden, but it’s definitely starting to shine through a lot more now.”

Maycee Barber used to say she wanted to become the youngest champion in UFC history. That isn't the case anymore but she still wants to be the best in the world.

“I know I’m gonna be the best in the world,” Barber said. “It’s just sometimes things get a little bit more difficult. I’m not old, I’m 23, so I grew up in the UFC basically. This is my 13th fight. I had one amateur fight and then I went to pro and my whole goal was to get to the UFC so I knew that going through LFA and going through the Contender Series was to get to the UFC, so it was putting a bunch of pressure on myself.

“Literally, as soon as I got to the UFC, that was my first-ever injury, that was my first-ever loss, my first-ever concussion, so I had to learn all of that on the biggest stage in the entire world.”