Dana White Fires UFC Woman For Weight Gain

Aspen Ladd’s concern with the ideal weight continues even at this time. The 27-year-old missed her weight by 2 pounds for her scheduled women’s bantamweight bout against Sara McMann at UFC Vegas 60 on September 17. She weighed 138 pounds which was 2 pounds more than the limit for non-title bantamweight fights.



The UFC Roster Watch Twitter account confirmed that she is no longer a part of the roster. She missed her weight on multiple occasions and it’s one of the reasons why she has been cut off from UFC. The weight issue caused widespread criticism of the performer across different platforms.

In July 2016 Ladd weighed in at 138.1 pounds for her bantamweight bout against Jessica Hoy in Invicta. In April 2018, Ladd weighed in at 137.8 pounds for her bantamweight bout against Leslie Smith at a UFC Fight Night event. It was this that the event had to be cancelled.

In July 2019, it looked like things may be on the up and up, but Ladd immensely struggled to make the bantamweight limit for her fight against Germaine de Randamie. California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) announced later that the performer gained 18 percent of the weight between the weigh-in and her fight.

What looked like a simple situation led to CSAC suspending her bantamweight license. They also clarified that extensive medical documentation would be required to clear the suspension. Aspen Ladd’s bantamweight bout against Macy Chiasson was cancelled in October 2021 after she weighed in at 137 pounds. She missed weight ahead of her fight against Sara McMann earlier this month, which was later cancelled.

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