Aspen Ladds disastrous issues at the scale continued at UFC Fight Night 210 when she missed weight for the 3rd amount of time in her promotional tenure.
Ladd (9-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) includes a well-documented history of poor weight cuts. In September 2018, she missed weight and had a fight with Leslie Smith canceled after Smith declined to fight an overweight opponent. She had a frightening scene of trembling on the scale before a July 2019 bout with Germaine de Randamie, which she ultimately hit the mark for, but suffered an instant TKO loss.
Recently, Ladd missed weight for an October 2021 fight with Macy Chiasson, that was canceled. She then competed at womens featherweight for just one fight which she lost to Norma Dumont before moving back off. She made bantamweight for an April fight with Raquel Pennington before this latest incident, which caused a scheduled bout with Sara McMann to be canceled.
Previously, UFC has forced serial weight-missers to either permanently progress a division, as well as released them from the promotion entirely. Ladds latest issue could lead her to facing both of these harsh realities.
So, how if the UFC handle her?
MMA Junkies Spinning Back Clique panel of Brian Goze Garcia, Mike Bohn and Nolan King discussed this issue with host Gorgeous George Garcia. You can view their conversation in the video above, or have a look at this weeks full episode below.