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Maycee Barber Reveals She Was Hospitalized Nine Days Following UFC 299

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Maycee
Barber looked strong during a unanimous decision triumph
against Katlyn
Cerminara at UFC
299, but that wasn’t the case shortly after the event.

Barber revealed Monday via social media that she was hospitalized
for nine days due to an infection following the March 9 card in
Miami. According to the post, doctors struggled to identify the
cause.

Following my fight, I spent [nine] days in the hospital being
tested and treated for an infection that they thought were a mix of
different things from strep A to staph,” Barber wrote on Instagram.
“Being in the hospital and still not having a true definitive
answer while battling a 105 degree fever for days, having extremely
low blood pressure, HR, and oxygen, was incredibly hard. Despite
having multiple IV antibiotics and medications over the course of
several days, they were unable to get my fever to drop, which
eventually led to me developing pneumonia. It definitely wasn’t
what I had planned and was honestly very scary at times. There were
a few moments where I wasn’t sure if I was going to be okay, but I
know that whatever happens was meant to happen and that it’s all
just another piece of the puzzle of life.

“Grateful for everyone who has been by my side through it all.
Little scares like this make you really step back and appreciate
those around you! God is good and I am blessed.”

The 25-year-old Barber has won her last six Octagon appearances.
While it’s unclear when she might be ready for a return to action,
a title shot might not be likely with Alexa
Grasso and Valentina
Shevchenko set for a trilogy after coaching on “The Ultimate
Fighter 32.” Meanwhile, Rose
Namajunas mentioned Barber as a potential foe following her
victory against Amanda
Ribas at UFC on ESPN 53 this past Saturday.

“I think she’s a savage. She’s a big girl. She’s strong. She’s just
like a bully in there,” Namajunas said of Barber. “I knew her when
she was really young. She’s a lot different now. She used to call
me out back when she was younger. I think it’s kind of funny. She’s
really tough. That would definitely motivate me and get me going
every day because I know she throws with really bad
intentions.”

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