Cooper Says Dern Is A "Disgrace", But Will Take Catchweight Fight

UFC fighter blasts opponent for missing weight by 7 pounds

Dern came in at close to 123 pounds, which is almost the limit for the next class above strawweight.

As this is being written, Dern has not publicly commented on what led to her disastrous weight-cut.

She won her most recent contest against Angela Magana at UFC 218 in December.

After agreeing to take the fight, Cooper tweeted her displeasure with her opponent. 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 Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Dern's father, Wellington Dias, is a well-known Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner and a native of Brazil, so Saturday's fight will be a homecoming of sorts for Dern. They told me even without a fight, they're going to make me make weight and they're going to stay on me, but that's what I need.

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In 2018, 10 UFC fighters have missed weight before a fight, however all six who have fought after missing weigh have gone on to win their fights.

Mackenzie Dern on how ashamed she feels: "I'm ashamed of that; I don't want that to happen again". And the fact I was able to do it before, I thought I knew what I was doing. I'm going to take their help. There are champions that are caught for drugs and cocaine and things like that. "I believe that they won't", Dern said. For me it's a mistake.

"My manager said the UFC wants me to move up in weight".

Saturday's fight was the first time Cooper had appeared on the main card of a UFC pay-per-view. "The UFC is investing in me and I'm going to work with them not to happen ever again".

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