Following a mishap on the scale, once one of the promising Bantam weight prospects was released from the UFC roster . Aspen ladd release was confirmed after UFC Roster Watch’s Twitter account revealed that the fighter had been removed from the UFC’s Women’s Bantamweight rankings. This was her last chance to appear in the Octagon.
Aspen was found a couple of pounds over the scale limit. She was scheduled to fight Sarah Mc Mann but it was cancelled after she had been found over the 135 weight limit. This was Ladd’s third weight miss in the UFC and she paid a heavy price for this .The previous bouts scrapped were with Macy Chiasson and Leslie Smith. She also missed weight for a fight against Jessica Hoy but the UFC didn’t settle for her fault this time.
The UFC had always been strict with their rules and regulations which didn’t leave any room for negotiation .UFC’s president Dana White indicated afterwards they would look in the issue with ladd’s weight misses until the release was confirmed.
Through out her UFC Career Ladd had always struggled to make weight and this caused her to loose those opportunities which was up for grabs. This issue might have caused the-27-year old’s recent back to back losses against Raquel Pennington and Norma Dumont. This problem has also caused her get a 16 second quick TKO against Germaine de Randamie when she barely made weight before the match.
although there were no news from Aspen Ladd’s side about her release from the UFC but a post on her Instagram account gave us a clue when she mentioned about her days up and down days in the MMA ,where she also talked about her dog.
She quoted-“From my very first fight, my first loss, losing people I loved, getting signed by big promotions, knee surgery, horrendous medical issues, and building a life to be proud of. Kaia has been there and I’m grateful for it. Here’s to many more years with my little monster…and the next huge milestone in my own life that she will be there for.”
Once one of the most promising athletes in the making comes to a sad ending, Ladd’s journey all goes down to an end with a record of 9-3 as a professional and 4-3 in the UFC competition.