Aspen Ladd discusses controversial stoppage in fight with Germaine de Randamie

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Aspen Ladd suffered the first loss of her career at tonight‘s UFC Sacramento event, this after being dropped by a right hand from Germaine de Randamie.

The bout, which served as this evenings event headliner, lasted all of sixteen seconds.

Germaine de Randamie’s first punch was a straight right that landed flush on the jaw of Aspen Ladd, sending the formerly unbeaten fighter crashing down to the octagon canvas.

Referee Herb Dean immediately jumped in and called a stop to the action, which many felt was a premature decision.

Aspen Ladd spoke about the controversial stoppage during a post-fight media scrum.

“I lost the fight. Germaine is a great competitor. I was still aware, so I wish (Herb Dean) hadn’t stopped the fight. But there is nothing I can do about it now.”

Aspen Ladd was then asked if he seemingly brutal weight cut had anything to do with tonight’s outcome.

”No, I have had terrible weight cuts in the past. Always came through. This was just me staying still a little bit to long.”

With the loss, Aspen Ladd falls to 8-1 in her mixed martial arts career.

As for Germaine de Randamie, ‘Iron Lady’ is now in the mix for a bantamweight title shot. She has won five fights in a row, a streak which includes victories over Holly Holm and Raquel Pennington.

Who would you like to see Aspen Ladd fight next following her somewhat controversial loss to ‘GDR’ at tonight’s UFC Sacramento event? Sound off in the comments section PENN Nation!

This article first appeared on BJPENN.com July 14, 2019