Aspen Ladd brushes off seriousness of frightening UFC on ESPN+ 13 weigh-in

Aspen Ladd isn’t as concerned about her condition as the rest of the world was following her scary weigh-in for Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 13 main event.

Although Ladd (8-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) officially made weight for her bantamweight headliner with Germaine de Randamie (8-3 MMA, 5-1 UFC), it wasn’t a pretty scene. The unbeaten contender trembled on the scale and looked like she was on the verge of a serious medical mishap.

Despite the concern, Ladd was cleared by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC), which oversees the card at Golden1 Center in Sacramento. Nearly seven hours after making weight, Ladd reappeared at ceremonial weigh-ins and dismissed the seriousness of the situation.

“I feel fantastic, now,” Ladd said on the UFC on ESPN+ 13 weigh-in show on ESPN+. “I mean it’s always a little bit rough, that was particularly rough but I made it, I’m feeling good, and I’m ready for tomorrow.”

The visual of Ladd on the scale stirred up a lot of worry for Ladd. It was downplayed by her team, as well as UFC officials, though, who downplayed the situation in a comment to ESPN reporter Marc Raimondi (via Twitter):

This isn’t the first time one of Ladd’s weigh-ins has generated discussions. Prior to her UFC 229 fight with Tonya Evinger in October, she was also shaking on the scale. She turned around to deliver one of the best performance of her career, dominating the former Invicta FC champion into a first-round TKO.

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