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Alexa Grasso apologizes for missing weight at UFC 246, moves up to flyweight

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Alexa Grasso is moving up to 125 pounds.

The former Invicta FC star took to social media Saturday to apologize for missing weight for her UFC 246 bout with Brazilian Claudia Gadelha (17-4-0). Grasso weighed in at 5.5 pounds over the NSAC 116 pound limit, forcing the bout to be cancelled by the commission doctors despite both fighters agreeing to a catchweight.

Grasso (11-3-0) attributed the miss to her natural growing body and changing metabolism. She missed weight once before, but Dana White was supportive when asked about Grasso in the UFC 246 post-fight press conference.

“She is one of the sweetest people I know, she is a professional,” White said. “I’m sure something went wrong in her camp, she has gained a lot of muscle in the last year and I think it may be a factor. I want to see her at 125 pounds.”

Unsurprisingly, Gadelha was not happy about the cancellation.

“Thanks to all the people who support me, my Lobo team and my coaches who are with me everyday and know what I do is a completely commitment to my sport and my career,” Grasso concluded.

“I start a new stage in my life!”


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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