Aspen Ladd has missed weight once again at UFC Vegas 60.
The Friday of fight week is often times filled with drama. The fighters all approach the scale in order to make their bouts official, but sometimes things do not go as planned. Last week one fighter missing weight put the entire fight card in jeopardy. When Khamzat Chimaev missed weight for UFC 279 the top three fights on the card all got a shuffling and six fighters received new opponents. This Friday at the UFC Vegas 60 weight-ins a fighter missed weight but no other bouts have been affected.
Aspen Ladd has missed weight by two pounds, fight with Sara McMann is off
Aspen Ladd came in heavy for her scheduled bout with Sara McMann. Ladd, who has been notorious for having weight issues came in two pounds over the bantamweight limit. According to MMA Junkie, the bout has been scrapped from the card.
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Ladd walked herself to the scale and did not utilize the assistance of “the box” to try and shred the final two pounds. According to reports, she was told to stop cutting weight by the UFC doctor. Ladd has had trouble making the bantamweight limit of 136 pounds for a nontitle fight for some time now. On one occasion she was so weak from cutting that she had to be carried to the scale. This is the third miss for Ladd at bantamweight in her UFC career.
Ladd has fought at featherweight in the past. A previous time she missed weight at 135 pounds, she was asked to move up and took a fight at 145 pounds. it seemed at the time she might remain there but she accepted this bout with McMann at the lower weight class. This bout was a rescheduling in itself. The two were forts matched together back in 2020, but an injury forced Ladd out of that one.
Neither Ladd nor McMann have released statements yet on if they will proceed with rescheduling or not. McMann is a former title challenger who has been with the UFC since 2013. This was to be her 13th fight in the organization. At one time there were talks of Ladd being the next big star in the women’s bantamweight division, but the weight issues and injuries have held her back in recent years,