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Twitter reacts to Aspen Ladd’s frustrated coach at UFC Vegas 40 - ‘This is abuse’

Aspen Ladd did not show up earlier tonight (Sat., Oct. 16, 2021) at UFC Vegas 40 live on ESPN+ from inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, and her coaches were not happy.

Some slack should be given to Ladd in her main event loss (read recap here) to Norma Dumont because she was a late filler after Holly Holm went down. Still, Ladd was supposed to fight two weeks ago before a botched weight cut and, presumably, had her ducks in a row for a five-round fight with Dumont.

Unfortunately, Ladd did little to nothing over the course of 25 minutes and it prompted her coaches to question her in the corner. “Please tell me what you’re doing,” her head coach at MMAGOLD, Jim West, pleaded to her between the later rounds. Ladd hadn’t fought since Dec. 2019, but she’s never been the type of fighter to shy away from a fight and not impose her will.

It was strange to say the least.

Check out one of the moments from Ladd’s corner below:

After the fight, MMA’s best discussed the exchanges between Ladd and her coaches during the most difficult performance of her career. The masses were not happy. Check out the reaction below:

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