Two years ago, UFC bantamweight Aspen Ladd scared a bunch of people during her pre-fight weigh-in when she walked onto the scales visibly shaking from an extreme weight cut.
Unfortunately, history has repeated itself.
Ladd, who was scheduled to face Macy Chiasson on Saturday, showed up for her weigh-in looking visibly unhealthy and shaking on the scale. While naked behind towels, she was asked to raise her arms, but her body began to shake and she almost passed out. Even after a clearly brutal weight cut and removing her clothes, she missed the 135-pound target weight.
UFC officials told ESPN’s Marc Raimondi that the bout was called off.
In an Instagram post, Ladd said Chiasson had decided against fighting for obvious reasons.
“Fight is off. Again. All my fault,” Ladd wrote. “Straight up started my period 2 days back and made this cut absolutely miserable. 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. The fight wasn’t pulled, my opponent then decided she would rather not go through with it, as is her right. I’m going to get slammed regardless, so let it begin.”