UFC women’s bantamweight contender Macy Chiasson explained why she withdrew from her scheduled fight against Aspen Ladd at UFC Vegas 32.
Chiasson vs. Ladd was the co-main event for this past Saturday’s UFC Vegas 32 card, but it was pulled the night before the weigh-ins due to an injury to Chiasson. That was tough news to hear for Ladd, who hasn’t fought since December 2019 due to injuries. This matchup against Chiasson would have been a huge fight in the women’s 135lbs division and could have arguably given the winner a title shot in the division depending on how impressive the win was. Unfortunately, the fight never happened because of Chiasson’s injury.
On Saturday, Chiasson took to her social media to explain why she was forced to pull out of the fight against Ladd. According to Chiasson, she had a stress fracture foot injury during her training camp that caused her withdrawal after the injury flared up during her workout on Thursday night ahead of her weight cut.
“Hey, guys I went into this fight with a stress fracture in my foot from camp. Should have been in a walking boot instead but was feeling good with it wrapped up. I then re-injured it last night working out before my cut. I can hardly walk at all much less fight. I just want to say that I am so sorry and I was never more ready in my life for this fight. Unfortunately, this happens in sports. I really want everyone to see how great I’m fighting. I’m really hoping it will be re-booked for a later date. We have worked too hard for this. I want to thank the UFC and Mick Maynard for everything you do for us and the opportunity,” Chiasson wrote.
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