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UFC 224 weigh in results: dern misses weight by 7 pounds

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Mackenzie Dern had issues making weight in her fighting career, and Friday was no exception.

At the weigh-ins for UFC 224, Dern hit the scales at 123 pounds, seven pounds over the strawweight limit of 116 pounds for her fight with Amanda Cooper on Saturday at the jeunesse arena in Rio de Janeiro.

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Post #1   5/11/18 2:32:01PM   

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This is also under the UFC Forum thread.

But I'll comment here as well. She has missed weight in 3 of 7 professional bouts. That's almost half of your pro career. That's sad. If she was anyone else (i.e. Leslie Smith) she would have been cut or never given an opportunity to begin with in the UFC. She was removed from her last fight camp because of rack of disciprin'. She will most likely win but it will be with a huge asterisk in the eyes of the hardcore fans. Casual fans could care less.

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I cannot believe how Dern got in the face of ABC at the cermeonials just now. Seriously? Make weight, then you can be intimidating. Her lack of respect for the sport is unfathomable. There's seriously something wrong with her head. Her evolution of accent is an attribute to that.

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She's not taking this sport seriously. Very obvious at this point. So now a fight that had no business being on a main card of a ppv has even less reasons to be there.

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Posted by Budgellism

She's not taking this sport seriously. Very obvious at this point. So now a fight that had no business being on a main card of a ppv has even less reasons to be there.



I think she is taking the sport seriously but just seems to lack discipline with her diet. 7 pounds at the lightest weight class is absolutely ridicuros though.

Post #5   5/11/18 6:12:10PM   

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Reminds me of cejudo missing weight all those early bouts but eventually he got it under control

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Posted by tildengolfer

I cannot believe how Dern got in the face of ABC at the cermeonials just now. Seriously? Make weight, then you can be intimidating. Her lack of respect for the sport is unfathomable. There's seriously something wrong with her head. Her evolution of accent is an attribute to that.



Yeah she needs to make weight, I agree 1000%. Just like everyone saying OMG Kevin Lee beat Barboza really bad, stanky leg and all.lol and he should get a title shot. I 100000% disagree he should get a shot. Romero was an exception because he took that Cockhold fight on short notice. Lee didn't so Lee has to fight again and make the 156lbs limit. Because a Title shot will cause him to need to hit 155lbs obviously no 1lb allowance in Title Fights.

Poirier/Alvarez winner should get the next shot over Lee. That fight was made official btw today For UFCCalgary AKA Fox 30.

Now Dern got in ABC's face because ABC has been all over twitter saying that Dern's ground game is weak and she's gonna break Dern's nose. I'm sorry but Dern is already a Legend at just 25 years old with all her BJJ/Gi/No Gi/ Submission Wrestling. If anyone thinks Dern's ground game is weak they are absolutely clueless on who she is.

I'm rambling now but 7lbs is unacceptable. Dern is still gonna whoop that ass though.

Agreed Budge Dern/ABC should've been switched out with Mutante/Roberson. But Dern had a lackluster performance in her last FS1 Prelim Headliner. More of a draw for her Brazilian fanbase is Imo why she's on the PPV. Definitely not because of Cooper and her .500 (3-3) record.

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Posted by Budgellism

She's not taking this sport seriously. Very obvious at this point. So now a fight that had no business being on a main card of a ppv has even less reasons to be there.



I think she is taking the sport seriously but just seems to lack discipline with her diet. 7 pounds at the lightest weight class is absolutely ridicuros though.



I'm factoring in the MMA Lab giving her the boot for training habits as well as missing weight multiple times. It's difficult not to come to that conclusion.

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Post #8   5/11/18 10:48:39PM   

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Well...this is just ridiculous, 7 pounds is definitely a sign of not putting in a lot of effort. 3 times now? I didn't realize it was that many times, someone should help this kid out before we lose a promising young talent to some controllable bullshit.

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Posted by Budgellism


Posted by aussiemma


Posted by Budgellism

She's not taking this sport seriously. Very obvious at this point. So now a fight that had no business being on a main card of a ppv has even less reasons to be there.



I think she is taking the sport seriously but just seems to lack discipline with her diet. 7 pounds at the lightest weight class is absolutely ridicuros though.



I'm factoring in the MMA Lab giving her the boot for training habits as well as missing weight multiple times. It's difficult not to come to that conclusion.



Maybe if she gets rid of her accent that should drop a couple of pounds?

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I think she should move up to 125.

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Think Dern's admitted she'd rather be on the beach or at the club than in the gym. She's an active person but she doesn't demonstrate the ridiculous fitness drive of an MMA champion.

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In the cage she looks like she should be able to make 115. Just no discipline I guess.

Post #13   5/14/18 10:27:44AM