CSAC suspends Aspen Ladd’s bantamweight license

The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) has suspended the bantamweight license of Aspen Ladd.

Ladd, who was recently booked to face Yana Kunitskaya at 135 pounds, will have to provide “extensive medical documentation” to be cleared to fight at bantamweight again.

While Ladd’s license is suspended in California and her scheduled bout vs. Kunitskaya takes place in Washington D.C., CSAC executive director Andy Foster expects the D.C. athletic commission to honor the note placed on Ladd’s file with the Association of Boxing Commissions (ABC).

Foster placed the note on file after Ladd gained 18 percent of her weight back between weigh-ins and fight day for her main event bout versus Germaine de Randamie in San Francisco.

While Ladd has missed weight before, her weigh-in at UFC on ESPN+ 13 was a scary one. Ladd was visibly shaking and appeared to be in pain while stepping into the scale to make the bantamweight limit.

The weight cut was furthered questioned when Ladd suffered the first defeat of her pro career— a 16-second TKO to de Randamie.

According to MMA Junkie, Foster said, “CSAC will remove the note if [Ladd] provides extensive medical documentation from a licensed professional certifying the weight class is appropriate and verified by CSAC physicians.”

Ladd’s manager Dave Hirschbein said, “We’re all working on this together, so for him to actually say (Ladd is suspended) to you, I’m shocked.” He continued, “I’m surprised he would use those words, because I have an exact agreement that’s not what’s going to happen once we have this paperwork done.”

Source: Steven Marrocco, MMA Junkie

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