Leslie Smith Explains UFC Release, Aspen Ladd Weigh-In Fiasco | Luke Thomas

Leslie Smith was set to fight Aspen Ladd at UFC Fight Night: Atlantic City, but after Ladd missed weight, disaster struck. Smith, fighting on the last bout of her contract, tried to negotiate for another deal. The UFC indicated they didn’t want her services anymore, but were willing to pay her the full amount of her purse. In this interview from my radio show, Smith explains why she didn’t take the fight against Ladd, what her release means for her unionization effort known as Project Spearhead and more.

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  1. Super upsetting. Leslie is a warrior and puts it on the line every time she steps in the octagon.

  2. overplayed her hand with the ufc. I am not sure how she could not see this coming.

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