What was supposed to be an exciting battle at strawweight between Alexa Grasso and Claudia Gadelha, ended up being footage left on the cutting room floor as Grasso missed weight by 5 and a 1/2 pounds and the Nevada Commission pulled the fight because at strawweight there cannot be more than a 3-pound disparity between competitors.
Gadelha wanted to make sure that everybody knew she was 100% ready to accept the fight and took to social media to do so.
Below is a transcription in English of her Instagram post.
“I worked so hard for this, and I was so excited to put (on) a show for you all tomorrow, but unfortunately my fight isn’t gonna happen because my opponent missed weight by 5.5 pounds, I still wanted the fight because I am a bad bitch, but Nevada Commission didn’t (allow) the fight to happen. A big thanks for my coaches, teammates, family and the whole team for an amazing camp, we will run it back!”
From what I’ve been told she is looking to get on the next available card and would be willing to take a short-notice bout if somebody else was unable to compete.
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