Ladd (9-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC), who has been part of some worrisome scenes before when weighing in, came in heavy for her women’s bantamweight fight with Macy Chiasson (7-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) on Saturday’s card at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The card streams on ESPN+.
At first, Ladd walked to the scale fully clothed to check her weight. She was 141.5 pounds, according to the Nevada Athletic Commission, then she stripped down for her official attempt.
UFC officials brought out the wall to block Ladd while she stripped naked, but registering her weight was no easy feat. Ladd was shaking all over the place, and could not be still enough to get an official weight. She was then asked to step off the scale, where she stood idle until towels were brought in.
Following some bizarre commotion and multiple people around her, Ladd got back on the scale. She kept on shaking and was having difficulty controlling herself until she finally got her weight read. She was officially 137 pounds, which is still one pounds over the allowable non-title limit for her contest with Chiasson.
It remains to be seen what type of fine Ladd will be issued, or if the matchup is under consideration to be canceled.
Ladd and Chiasson were originally scheduled to fight in July, but Chiasson withdraw just before weigh-ins due to a foot injury.