Mackenzie Dern has finally admitted that she was ‘unprofessional’ for weighing in as a flyweight for recent strawweight bout at UFC 224, she has also thanked her opponent for accepting the fight despite being at a disadvantage.
Dern (7-0) has spoke about the shameful incident on multiple occasions since the fight. At first she told the press that she “thinks” her diet was the reason for it, and then later came out with a full story when appearing on The MMA Hour, going on to describe not being able to stand properly as one of the symptoms of her tough cut.
The multiple-time BJJ champion finally admitted her faults in an Instagram post on Tuesday night, thanking Cooper and the UFC for allowing the fight to happen and promising she’ll never miss weight again.
“I want to first thank Amanda Cooper for taking the fight against me this Saturday at UFC 224. How most of you know, I missed weight and thankfully, Amanda and the UFC allowed the fight to happen. I know was unprofessional and I truly didn’t mean any disrespect to my opponent, organization or the fans. I really learned a lot from this and I know this is just making me a better fighter/athlete for the future. I appreciate all the messages and support from all of you and I can say that everything is already in the works with the help of the UFC to make sure this doesn’t happen again.” Dern wrote.
Fight fans, what’s next for Mackenzie Dern – a move to flyweight or another shot at strawweight? Let us know in the comments section below.