Fight cancelled after 'truly scary' weigh-in

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Concerning scenes astatine Aspen Ladd's "truly scary" weigh-in has led to the 26-year-old's combat against Macy Chiasson astatine UFC Vegas 38 this play being cancelled.

Cutting value has been a bubbling contented successful caller times for the UFC and scenes from Ladd's weigh-in further highlighted however unsafe the signifier tin be.

Reporters and fans were acrophobic for the fighter's information aft witnessing Ladd shaking and visibly unsteady connected her feet. At 1 constituent she astir collapsed earlier being helped by UFC officials.

Aspen Ladd during her weigh-in. (Twitter)

Ladd weighed successful astatine 141.5 pounds (64kg) for the bantamweight bout — 5.5 pounds (2.5kg) implicit the 136 lb (61kg) limit.

She past stripped down successful a bid to marque value but inactive came successful astir 1kg heavier astatine 137 pounds (62kg).

It's not the archetypal clip Ladd has experienced trouble making value and has had aggregate fights cancelled due to the fact that of wounded and value troubles.

MMA newsman Ariel Helwani tweeted: "Aspen Ladd should not combat tomorrow. That was highly troubling. Common consciousness has to prevail here. What successful the world."

TSN's Aaron Bronsteter wrote: "Aspen Ladd has been lasting connected the standard for 3-4 minutes, looking anemic and adjacent shaking astatine times arsenic they are incapable to registry her weight.

"They are asking her to assistance her arms. The past clip that she did, she astir toppled implicit … That was troubling to watch."

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Ladd aboriginal took to Instagram to explicate her broadside of the story.

"Fight is off. Again. All my fault," she wrote. "Straight up started my play 2 days backmost and made this chopped perfectly miserable.

"Did the champion I could, deed 137, the standard concern was a messiness due to the fact that the past happening I wanted was to bleed successful beforehand of the media.

"The combat wasn't pulled, my hostile past decided she would alternatively not spell done with it, arsenic is her right. I'm going to get slammed regardless, truthful fto it begin."

In a follow-up societal media post, Ladd apologised to Chiasson, the UFC and her fans.

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"There are times erstwhile you deliberation that you bash everything close and past parent quality comes into play but bottommost enactment is you've got to hole for thing and everything," Ladd wrote.

"I thought that I had."

Ladd has been retired of the Octagon for 2 years and has struggled with the demands of making value successful the past.

She was seen was shaking connected the scales earlier a 2019 clash with Germaine de Randamie. A twelvemonth before, the American missed value by astir 1kg for her bout with Leslie Smith, prompting the combat to beryllium cancelled.

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