“He’s the Only Coward”- UFC Star Miesha Tate Slams Aspen Ladd’s Manager

Published 10/05/2021, 7:26 AM EDT


Miesha Tate, the former UFC Women’s Bantamweight champion, is one of the finest female fighters the promotion has ever seen. She is a seasoned fighter, having competed in over 26 fights, with 19 victories and 7 losses to her credit.

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Tate (19-7) recently came out of retirement to defeat Marion Reneau at UFC Vegas 31. This was “Cupcake’s” first victory since choking out then-champion Holly Holm at UFC 200 in March 2016. She is now set to headline the UFC Fight Night event on November 20th.

Aspen Ladd recently went on the scale ahead of her scheduled fight with Macy Chiasson at UFC Vegas 38. Ladd walked on the scale fully dressed and weighed 141.5 pounds, but after removing her clothing and going behind the curtain, her final weight was 137 pounds, and she was clearly trembling.

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After seeing this, Miesha Tate didn’t hold back at all and took to Twitter to call Ladd out on attempting to cheat.

Tate expanded on her claim in a subsequent tweet. Tate believes Ladd deliberately avoided the backstage digital scale, which she did in order to cheat on the less-accurate beam scale in front of the press.

Ladd’s head coach, Jim West of MMA Gold, did not take Tate’s comments lightly and defended his fighter in a reaction tweet. West branded Tate a “coward” and accused the former UFC champion of avoiding a fight after being offered one by the team.

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Miesha Tate’s reaction to Ladd’s coach

Tate appeared on the Throwing Down podcast with Renee Paquette. Where she cleared the air about the accusations put on her by Jim West. She explained that they offered her the fight right after her fight against Marion Reneau. “I was still bruised, I still got like the skid mark on my knees, like the skins, the scabbing.“It would have been twelve hours that I would have had to make 135.” she explained. To her, it didn’t make sense to fight Aspen Ladd just a week after her fight against Marion Reneau.

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He’s the only coward in this whole conversation. Aspen’s not a coward, I’m not a coward, she’s clearly struggles and doesn’t have a good sports system around her to help her make this weight “. Tate blamed her recent shortcomings on her coaching team. She also expressed admiration for her as a fighter and mentioned that she could fight for the title next. She feels that her coaches should support and advise her, which they are failing to do so right now.

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Pranit Punjabi

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Pranit Punjabi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. A third-year psychology major, this Khabib Nurmagomedov fan merged his interest in psychology with his deep passion for MMA and was intrigued by this new angle to help him get closer to the action. Pranit aims to look through the violence and chaos, into what makes MMA truly beautiful, the deep and rich psychological aspect to the game.

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