UFC women’s strawweight Mackenzie Dern is set to make her sophomore octagon performance over the weekend. Now the fighter’s upcoming opponent has come forward with some critical words over the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ace.
Dern is set to face off against Amanda Cooper at UFC 224. The live pay-per-view event will take place Saturday, May 12, in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
Speaking to BloodyElbow, Cooper revealed that she does not believe the fighter will make weight for the event. Dern has missed weight for multiple fights in the past, having formed a history of weight management issues as a mixed martial artist.
“She will probably come in heavy, I have a feeling, or have a hard time making weight. I plan on leaving cookies outside her door every night because I’m sure she won’t be able to resist it. And that way I get 20 percent of her purse and still get to beat her up at home.”
“I’ve trained too hard and gone through everything I needed to do for a fight. Now I just have to get that high of getting my hand raised.”