Amanda Bobby Cooper: Mackenzie Dern Missing Weight by 7 Pounds 'Incredibly Unprofessional'

Amanda Bobby Cooper: Mackenzie Dern Missing Weight by 7 Pounds 'Incredibly Unprofessional'

If you haven't heard, Dern weighed in at 123 pounds for the strawweight fight, which is seven more pounds than the allowed limit. I think what helped the most is that I fought in Brazil.

Dern on how UFC will want her to move up in weight and is willing to help her: "They've already told me that even without a fight, they're going to tell me in a couple months that I'm going to need to make weight". We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program created to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.

However, it was not the result that Cooper would have wished for as the jiu-jitsu ace finished her within a matter of minutes. Unfortunately, Dern has a history of missing weight as she's failed to make the strawweight limit as many times as she's actually hit the mark. Who would you like to see her fight next?

"I'm ashamed of that and I don't want it to happen again ... but it's a mistake". Not that it's not important to me, but I believe in what they're offering me. But I knew that fighting here in Brazil, representing Brazil, I know how Brazilians support their athletes in any form, regardless of anything. Not that one thing is worse than the other, but I don't take steroids, I didn't pop for something. There are champions that are caught for drugs and cocaine and things like that.

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It will be Dern's second fight in UFC. "I believe that's what they want", Dern said. "I can't lose that opportunity to get all this help from this organization that is so big and it's going to help me make weight".

Dern did make it clear that she plans on never letting this happen again, and a way of making sure it does not is to go to the UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Cooper and Dern are scheduled to meet on the main card of Saturday's PPV event.

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