Published: Mon, May 14, 2018
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Mackenzie Dern Addresses Huge Weight Miss Before UFC 224

Mackenzie Dern Addresses Huge Weight Miss Before UFC 224

Dern submitted Amanda Cooper in their fight, but Dern weighed in eight pounds heavy for the bout. She appeared on The Ultimate Fighter in 2016, and under the UFC umbrella, she is 2-2.

Well, more recently, Cooper tweeted out the comment below.

"I'm on my seventh fight now and I feel like, 'Man, how long are they going to keep asking me about my weight?' Every interview, even to my opponent, they ask, 'You think she's going to make weight?' I said, 'Man, they have so many things they can ask about, they can ask about my father, the fight, my opponent, so many things". 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, Dern badly missed weight, weighing in seven pounds over the limit. "I can tell you 10,000 excuses, but I really believe that what happened with my weight is way back months ago in my last fight", Dern said.

"I'm ashamed of that and I don't want it to happen again ... but it's a mistake. I knew that Brazil would support me". Not that one thing is worse than the other, but I don't take steroids. There's champions that are caught using drugs, cocaine, things like that. I went and ran and everything came off, so it's ideal.' ...

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

It will be Dern's second fight in UFC.

"I've always wanted to fight here in Brazil", she said. "I believe that's what they want. The UFC is investing in me, and I'm going to work with them to not ever have that happen again". "Since the first day I got here, the UFC was trying to help me and was saying I'd be able to make weight, and I did it last time".

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