Mackenzie Dern attracted wide criticism for missing weight ahead of her last fight. Many fans wanted her to move up a weight class due to the huge margin by which she missed it but Dern is staying in the Strawweight division.
She is currently working with the UFC team to manage her weight cut better and revealed that her current plans revolve around the Strawweight division.
“Everyone here agrees I have a body type that fits at strawweight, in the category that I am, so the plan is to continue in it. But we want to diet and train so that I do not have to cut so much weight, I’ll cut very little. After the fight, I will not go up that much. Regardless of what will be decided on the weigh-in, whether or not it will return for the afternoon, it will not change my situation much, because, the way they want me to be the best possible athlete, it will be a very quiet thing,” she said. (via MMA Mania)
Dern also went on to reveal that fighting twice in such a short span was one of the reasons for missing weight.
”Fighting twice in a short time period was one of the factors, but there really were a lot of things. I’m learning here every day, every day I learn something different from my body that I did not even know, things that get in the way of my cut, that I had difficulty due to the way I cut. Now that I’m working with the UFC, I’m going to come back here every four weeks, take the tests to see how my body is reacting. But otherwise my workout will continue normal,” she said.
Dern is currently undefeated in her MMA career and has two wins in the UFC so far.