‘This is ABUSE,’ says UFC star Ladd’s coach, who is accused of ‘nearly making her weep’ after she loses a fight (VIDEO).


Ladd stepped in at short notice to replace original headliner Holly Holm, having failed to make weight for a bantamweight showdown just two weeks previously.

But moving to 145lbs – where many feel she is best suited – did not help Ladd as she offered little against Dumont, who was the more active of the pair and had notable success with her jab.

The Brazilian picked up a unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47) on the scorecards at the UFC Apex as she improved to 7-1 overall, while Ladd suffered a second defeat of her 11-fight career.

That’s 3️⃣ wins in a row for @NormaDumont5 🇧🇷 #UFCVegas40pic.twitter.com/acM0txDwqm

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Returning to the Octagon for the first time in almost two years, Ladd appeared cautious throughout the opening rounds – with her team attempting to rouse her in no uncertain terms as the fight wore on.

That included between the third and fourth rounds when Ladd’s coach, Jim West, approached her and asked her to “tell me what you’re doing.”

“You have to throw more than one punch, you have to fight,” West demanded, also berating Ladd later on.

Please tell me what you’re doing.#UFCVegas40pic.twitter.com/nLlmttXcZy

“Please tell me what you’re doing.””Sit on your ****!”Listen in on what was said by Aspen Ladd’s corner during her loss to Norma Dumont at #UFCVegas40.What did you make of it? pic.twitter.com/V9dQZSWoHK

Ladd roused slightly in the final round, but Dumont held on comfortably for the win.

But online, debate was already raging about whether West’s tactics were right.

UFC women’s icon Miesha Tate, who was critical of Ladd for her weight-cut miss before her last scheduled fight, screamed that the coach’s actions were “abuse.”

“This is ABUSE, what a douche,” tweeted Tate.

This is ABUSE, what a douche

When it was argued that West had deployed a similar method to motivate Ladd during her third-round TKO win against Yana Kunitskaya in her last bout, Tate shot back: “She would’ve done that without him it’s who she is.

“He will take credit for her win but never for her loss. Trust me she can only take so much of this abuse before it breaks her spirit.”

She woulda done that without him it’s who she is. He will take credit for her win but never for her loss. Trust me she can only take so much. Brinkwire Summary News. For more information, search on the internet.


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