Former UFC women’s 135-pound champion Miesha Tate lit up No. 3-ranked bantamweight contender Aspen Ladd for trying to “cheat” the scale at the UFC Vegas 38 weigh ins last Friday in “Sin City,” insisting Ladd and her team orchestrated the wobbly, towel-covered attempt to shrink from 141 pounds to 136.
Read those comments here.
“You are a champ, a pioneer in MMA, I have a great deal of respect for you,” Ladd responded on Twitter. “Bottom line is I didn’t make it. There is documented history struggles. One pound or 10 pounds the bottom line is I didn’t get it done. Taking control to rectify the situation. I will not engage with negativity this has brought.”
Ladd has an ugly history of scale fails.
She also attempted to finagle a short-notice fight against Tate after Macy Chiasson withdrew from their mid-summer showdown back in July, which never came to fruition, though I have a feeling we haven’t heard the last of this feud — assuming UFC doesn’t force Ladd to move up to featherweight.