UFC Sacramento Headliner Aspen Ladd Struggles To Make Weigh-Ins
Aspen Ladd is facing Germaine de Randamie in the main event of UFC Sacramento, this weekend. However, she barely made it to the weigh-ins on Friday.
Aspen Ladd is one of the UFC’s rising prospects, at women’s bantamweight. She is being put in her first headlining role, against former champ Germaine de Randamie. However, she almost couldn’t make it to the scale, earlier today.
At the UFC Sacramento weigh-ins, Ladd came out very slowly. Subsequently, she needed to use the hoop, and could barely stand. After struggling to stand on the scale, Ladd barely made the 135lb weight. Following that, she briefly drank before posing, off of the scale, then being escorted off the stage.
Check out the video of the weigh-in, from MMAJunkie.
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This is very scary to see, from Aspen Ladd. Although she could have used her one pound allowance to weigh in at 136lbs, she chose not to. According to her manager, Dave Hirschbein, through a statement with ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, Ladd was nervous due to a previous mishap.
“Because of the Leslie Smith situation (she missed weight before that fight), she’s become a perfectionist. 135 or bust is her thinking.”
Despite this, it is still very scary to see this situation from Aspen Ladd. However, she still has been cleared to fight, by the athletic commission. CSAC physician Dr. Gary Furness gave a statement to Marc Raimondi, regarding the situation.
“[Ladd] did slightly overshoot her weight cut, but she was not dangerously dehydrated. she had moist mucus membranes, her vital signs were stable and within a few minutes she was starting to orally hydrate and was back to normal. she is cleared to fight.”
It seems for now, Aspen Ladd is still going to compete. Unfortunately, this situation is still scary to see.