SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Aspen Ladd demonstrated exemplary professionalism following her controversial loss to Germaine de Randamie at the UFC on ESPN + 13 main event.
In the biggest fight of his career Saturday, Ladd (8-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) suffered a 16-second loss against TKO against Randamie (9-3 MMA, 6-1 UFC) in the lead of 39; poster of the Golden1 Center for Women.
The result was somewhat tainted by the controversy, however, as many believe that referee Herb Dean was too early to stop the action. Ladd did not want to accuse Dean, though, and said that she had been dumped because she had been surprised "stayed motionless a little too long".
"I lost the fight," Ladd told MMA Junkie after the fight at UFC on ESPN + 13. "Germaine is a big competitor. I was always aware, so I would have liked that he did not stop the fight, but I can not do anything for the moment.
"The referees have a difficult job. They must make decisions in a split second. This one did not suit me, so I wish it did not happen, but I really can not tell you what he saw. I did not talk to him after. No strong feelings. "
Ladd said that she intended to take some time to digest the setback against Randamie. The fight was canceled against Holly Holm in March. She defeated Sijara Eubanks in May and took UFC on ESPN + 13 with less than two months' notice.
It's a busy schedule for everyone and Ladd is eager to take time.
"There really has not been a break this year," said Ladd. "I'm going to take it a little easy. Maybe traveling a little, but as soon as I'll have the call of the next caller, we'll be back. "
Ladd said that she would accept "absolutely" a revenge against Randamie if the opportunity arose, but her goal now is to go forward. She said her disturbing weight loss had no role in the quick defeat, but she admitted that she could do better in every aspect of the match for her next fight.
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