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Aspen Ladd said booking the main event at UFC Vegas 40 is no reward: “Do you think they called me first?”

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Aspen Ladd is setting a record. The boxer, who finished 3rd in the boxing weight class to face Norman Dumont at UFC Vegas 40 on Saturday night, will rise to the heavyweight division, but that’s not a reward for what happened to him a few weeks ago.

Ladd was supposed to return him to the octagon against Macy Chiasson at UFC Vegas 38, but the fight was called off because the 26-year-old failed to gain weight. He was disappointed when the fight started and took responsibility for another failed shot, but soon Led was given something else. When Holly Holm was forced to withdraw from the fight with Dumont due to injury, the UFC called and asked if she wanted to participate. Ladd agreed and he was ordered.

The move drew criticism, as if Ladd had taken such a great opportunity from a serious “no” opportunity. Ladd This was announced to the media gathered on Wednesday he thinks the screaming is a bit misguided, given the situation. The only reason to argue with Dumont was that he was ready, simple, and straightforward.

“We were ready to accept that,” Ladd said. “I mean, you have to use your brain a little bit there – a little deductive thinking. After the last one, do you think they called me first? No, they called other people, and that’s a dangerous opponent.” No one else took it. We did it, so we have a chance. ”

The transition from lightweight to lightweight had to be done by Ladd, who said he and his team had been discussing it for years. This discussion, along with the UFC’s latest offer, hastened his decision to raise his weight class, but Ladd made it clear that he would not completely close the door on his first division.

Ladd explained that if he could do it safely, he would compete in the 135-pound weight class again. For now, he’s focusing on his first job at £ 145.

“We had planned to go to both the 45 and the 35, but we’ve been talking about the 45 for the last few years and the UFC was aware of that,” Ladd said. “Before this last fight, there was talk of having a ’45 ‘fight instead. It was just trying to get past the last one. 45 is the only weight class? No. I’m trying to make 35 years healthier. It will take time. But we’ve been talking about doing “45” for a while. The fight went completely unexpectedly. They called me on Wednesday.

“With Holly falling – and I don’t know who called first,” Ladd said. “I think they called other people, but Norma is a dangerous opponent. I didn’t know anything about her. I didn’t know it was five rounds and I was the main event. I knew Holly fell and the fight took place in ’45,” he said. Well, sweet. “It’s kind of like fate. Let’s do it.”

Although he didn’t know much about Dumont, Ladd quickly became acquainted and said he would meet the Brazilian plaintiff.

“Heavy striker. He’s about to explode. He hits hard, throws down, and I think it’s a ‘Night Fight.’

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