Aspen Ladd took the time to reply to Miesha Tate’s weight-cutting criticism ahead of UFC Vegas 40.
UFC bantamweight and featherweight contender Aspen Ladd has heard all of it earlier than when it comes to her weight reducing points, however not from a former UFC champion and MMA pioneer comparable to Miesha Tate.
Following Ladd’s dangerous weight miss ahead of UFC Vegas 38 simply weeks in the past, Tate roasted Ladd on social media and accused her of trying to cheat the size. Ladd has struggled to make weight on a number of events however has solely missed weight twice throughout her profession.
During her UFC Vegas 40 pre-fight interview, Ladd responded to Tate’s fiery posts.
“I respect her very much as a fighter, and I’ve wanted to fight her since she came back,” Ladd mentioned. “She’s probably one of the biggest names in women’s MMA besides Ronda Rousey and Cris Cyborg. There’s just a thing that when something’s going through something that’s not pleasant, I’d rather never make them feel worse.”
“Other people don’t feel that way. We’ll see, maybe we’ll meet down the road.”
(*40*)Aspen Ladd stays a prime contender at bantamweight and featherweight
Ladd will fill in on quick discover within the UFC Vegas 40 essential occasion in opposition to Norma Dumont, who was initially supposed to face former champion, Holly Holm. After struggling an damage in camp, Holm withdrew from the battle, and Ladd was provided a 145-pound bout with Dumont.
All eyes might be on Ladd as she makes her means to the scales ahead of UFC Vegas 40, however will undoubtedly have a neater weight reduce than if it was a bantamweight battle. The third-ranked bantamweight contender will look to steal the present and transfer into the title image.
UFC Vegas 40 takes place on Oct. 16, 2021, reside from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV. Follow together with FanSided who’s on-site with all of your reside information and highlights.
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