12:47 PM PT — Aspen confirms the fight is off … but says the UFC didn’t scrap the fight — she claims it was Chiasson who backed out.
“Straight up started my period 2 days back and made this cut absolutely miserable,” Ladd said on Instagram minutes ago.
“Did the best I could, hit 137, the scale situation was a mess because the last thing I wanted was to bleed in front of the media.”
12:46 PM PT — Ladd says it was “absolutely” Chiasson’s right to not go through with the fight … but understands there will be haters regardless.
The UFC has stepped in and called off the Aspen Ladd vs. Macy Chiasson fight slated for UFC Vegas 38 on Saturday … after Ladd appeared dangerously frail during the weigh-in.
The scene was scary — Ladd was visibly shaking and barely able to hold her arms up as she stepped on the scale … with many concerned about her health as she tried to make weight at 135 pounds.
Ladd eventually weighed in at 137 — 2 pounds over the bantamweight limit — but there was no way Dana White’s org. was going to let Ladd take the Octagon for a catchweight bout … with the fight being scrapped just moments ago.
This is not the first time Ladd has had a grueling experience at a weigh-in — in 2019, she also showed serious signs of struggling as she made weight for UFC Fight Night 155.
But Ladd did not look her usual self in the Octagon after, losing in a TKO in less than a minute against Germaine de Randamie.
Here’s hoping Ladd can recover and get back on the right track.
Originally Published — 12:06