Coach apologises for 'abuse' of UFC fighter

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The manager of a UFC combatant who came nether occurrence for the mode helium addressed her successful the country during a nonaccomplishment connected the play has apologised.

Women's featherweight rival Aspen Ladd mislaid to Norma Dumont via unanimous determination successful the main lawsuit of the UFC Fight Night 195 successful Las Vegas — but her deficiency of aggression was a occupation for her manager Jim West.

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West addressed Ladd successful betwixt rounds successful a candid manner, with his attack scrutinised by fans online.

The manager was calm to statesman with but arsenic Ladd started to autumn down his vexation became evident.

The transportation of his connection was heavy criticised, with immoderate labelling it "abuse".

"This is ABUSE, what a douche," Former UFC champion Miesha Tate posted connected Twitter.

"He volition instrumentality recognition for her triumph but ne'er for her loss. Trust maine she tin lone instrumentality truthful overmuch of this maltreatment earlier it breaks her spirit."

After the antagonistic absorption dispersed online, West apologised.

"Tonight was not our night," West wrote successful a connection connected Instagram.

"It's been our nighttime galore many times astatine the highest level but not tonight. I blasted myself. Though it whitethorn not beryllium my fault. it's not up for debate. I instrumentality each the blame. Yes aft the archetypal mates rounds I whitethorn person been a small harsh but I cognize aspen and astatine that clip method speech was not successful the cards being down 3 rounds.

Joe West addressing Aspen Ladd successful circular 4. (Twitter)

"Nonetheless I ain it and I americium atrocious @aspenladd from the bottommost of my bosom [sic] I volition proceed to beryllium amended each time."

However, erstwhile UFC champions Henry Cejudo and Daniel Cormier launched a staunch defence of West.

"This is the top defence of a manager I've seen successful a agelong time," said Cormier

"Watching this video you spot however manager started, got frustrated, got his combatant to triumph a circular and possibly two.

"If we unrecorded successful a satellite wherever this is atrocious past I don't know. No atrocious needed!"

Cejudo wrote successful the comments section: "I emotion erstwhile coaches get real. We unrecorded successful a brushed world."

Ladd addressed the nonaccomplishment online but mysteriously failed to code her coach's actions.

"Not my night," Ladd wrote connected Instagram.

"Congrats to my opponent. We volition beryllium backmost better. In the mean clip I yet got to get backmost successful determination aft astir 2 years. Now it's clip to instrumentality a measurement back, instrumentality a breath, and get backmost to warring and feeling similar myself again. Onto the next."

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