A stacked UFC 235 card hit a bummer Thursday night when UFC President Dana White, unexpectedly enough, told the reporters that the bantamweight fixture between Holly Holm and Aspen Ladd will no longer take place.
While Dana did assure that a replacement for the fight is currently being searched for, at the same time rumours have been making the rounds that a fight between champ champ Amanda Nunes and Holly Holm is being booked for later this year. The undefeated Ladd appeared on The Luke Thomas Show and talked about how she felt on the fight being cancelled.
“It sucks for me, personally. If her team decided to do that, I understand. But at the same time, it’s kind of shady”, said Ladd after asked how she felt about all the rumours that have been flying around about Holm’s matching with Nunes. When asked about what would she would have done if it was she who was offered a fight with Nunes instead of Holly. “My answer is going to be different from a lot of people. I am young in the game and I’m not taking that fight. I don’t care. I just wanna fight as many people as possible as often as possible.”
“It sucks for me, personally. If her team decided to do that, I understand. But at the same time, it’s kind of shady.” @AspenLaddMMA address the recent reports that a fight between Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes is in the works #TLTS@jimmysmithmma pic.twitter.com/lifk1JtWS3
— MMA on SiriusXM (@MMAonSiriusXM) February 2, 2019
Also in a tweet earlier Thursday after the cancellation was announced, Ladd put the blame on Holm for backing out of their fight.
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I signed to fight Holly Holm on 12/27/18. I'm ready to go, and am finding out this information, just now, like everyone else. I don't know why Holly and her team have now backed out. Sorry everyone, this sucks, hopefully I have some good news to share soon. #thisblows #fightsoff #butwhy?