Aspen Ladd signs with PFL

Aspen Ladd, a former UFC women’s bantamweight contender, has joined the Professional Fighters League (PFL).

Following the most recent of several problems with the scale, Ladd was dismissed from her contract with the UFC last week. Ladd’s scheduled debut at UFC Vegas 60 last month was canceled due to a two-pound weight cut, much like it happened with a scheduled fight against Macy Chiasson in October.

Former UFC star Aspen Ladd signs with PFL

The promotion let go of the once-promising prospect due to her failure to make weight at 135 pounds and an essentially nonexistent featherweight category.

“I want to thank the Professional Fighters League for giving me the opportunity to continue my career in the PFL SmartCage,” Ladd said, in a released statement. “I am excited about the PFL’s sport season format where you win and advance based on talent and merit. I look forward to testing myself against the best women’s featherweights in the world.” (h/t ESPN)