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Manon Fiorot open to Maycee Barber bout – just for UFC interim title

Manon Fiorot has cemented herself as No. 1 contender within the UFC ladies’s flyweight division, however she might need to attend some time for her title alternative.

Fiorot notched her seventh octagon win in a row when she defeated Erin Blanchfield within the UFC on ESPN 54 headliner final month. However with flyweight champion Alexa Grasso and Valentina Shevchenko anticipated to finish their trilogy at UFC 306 on Sept. 16 after they coach Season 32 of “The Final Fighter,” Fiorot won’t struggle once more in 2024.

Like Fiorot (12-1 MMA, 7-0 UFC), streaking contender Maycee Barber additionally supplied her companies as a backup fighter for Grasso vs. Shevchenko. Barber took pictures at each Fiorot and Blanchfield by calling them boring, and Fiorot thinks that’s wealthy coming from her.

“I don’t suppose I’ve ever watched a full struggle of Maycee’s,” Fiorot instructed MMA Junkie in French. “I do know she fought Katlyn Cerminara, and I do know she received by choice, too. I might need watched the primary spherical, but it surely actually wasn’t spectacular. She didn’t do higher than me.

“I fought with an injured knee. I tore my ACL within the first spherical in opposition to Katlyn, and I didn’t discover her struggle sensational. She received by choice, too. She has quite a lot of selections. I do know she wrestles quite a bit, she sticks (to her opponents) quite a bit, so I don’t suppose her fashion is spectacular both.”

Fiorot, who’s coming off back-to-back wins over Blanchfield and Rose Namajunas, thinks her resume is quite a bit stronger than Barber’s (14-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC). She’s prepared to struggle her subsequent so long as a bit of the flyweight title is on the road.

“In the meanwhile, she hasn’t confirmed something compared to what I’ve achieved to this point,” Fiorot continued. “I’ve no issues preventing her, however for an interim title.”

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