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Top ranked UFC fighter spent nine days in the hospital after UFC 299: “Very scary”

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Instead of celebrating her sixth straight UFC win, Maycee Barber ended up in the hospital where she spent nine days to battle a nasty infection and pneumonia

“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.”

 

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Maycee Barber is not far from a title shot

With six straight wins and a 14-2 record, Maycee Barber is currently ranked at No. 4 in the talent-stacked women’s flyweight division. She could potentionally be just one win away from a title shot.

Check out the updated rankings below!

Champion: Alexa Grasso

1 Valentina Shevchenko
2 Erin Blanchfield
3 Manon Fiorot
4 Maycee Barber
5 Jessica Andrade
6 Katlyn Cerminara
7 Rose Namajunas *NEW
8 Natalia Silva -1
9 Amanda Ribas -1
10 Viviane Araujo -1
11 Tracy Cortez -1
12 Ariane Lipski -1
13 Karine Silva -1
14 Casey O’Neill -1
15 Miranda Maverick -1

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