UFC: MacKenzie Dern misses weight by SEVEN pounds

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Many are dubbing MacKenzie Dern as the next women’s MMA star, but not even two years in her professional MMA career, she has already missed weight three times. Roughly 40 minutes into Friday’s early weigh-ins in Rio, Dern stepped onto the scale. Remarkably, she was closer to the flyweight limit than strawweight. She weighed in at 123 pounds, seven pounds over the non-title limit for the weight class.

The undefeated 25-year-old weighed in with over an hour remaining and did not make a second attempt. Prior to joining the UFC, Mackenzie Dern (6-0) failed to make the strawweight limit twice. Her opponent, Amanda Cooper weighed in 30 minutes later and was 116 lbs. It is understood that the fight will go ahead as a catchweight contest with Dern forfeiting a percentage of her purse to Cooper. Dern will also be exempt from winning any performance bonuses.

Dern previously took to Instagram post promoting a scale during fight week, it seemed as though she was confident about coming in on weight for her sophomore UFC bout against Amanda Bobby Cooper. However, any confidence she may have felt turned out to be unfounded.

The fight at UFC 224 still will go on, but the situation brought on a lot of heat for the undefeated prospect. MMA media and numerous fighters took to Twitter to express their feelings Dern missing weight:



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