Nevertheless, the finalist of the 23th season of "The Ultimate Fighter" accepted the bout at a catchweight that the fighter called on her social media properties a "strawweight vs flyweight" bout. That's why she promises that she's now going to be dedicated to getting the right help to prepare her for the weight cut the next time around.
Cooper, who scored a rousing victory during the preliminary matches of UFC 218 in front the hometown crowd at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit had the option to cancel the fight after Dern missed weight by more than seven pounds. As seen on the main card of UFC 224 Dern picked up a first-round submission win over Cooper. They told me even without a fight, they're going to make me make weight and they're going to stay on me, but that's what I need. At the UFC 224 post-fight press conference, Brazilian said she's ashamed of continues failure to make weight.
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"I'm ashamed of that and I don't want it to happen again ... but it's a mistake". Dern is the 11th fighter to miss weight so far in 2018. A lot of things have been happening, it's not an excuse. I didn't feel pressure, I just got so emotional with everything that happened. "But on Friday at 9AM, I wasn't losing any more weight. I don't want to not make weight but what can I do", Dern said. "I think it's my diet". I think if I fought anywhere, Vegas or another place, I would have felt it more. "I knew that Brazil would support me". "The people support me either way". "The UFC is investing in me, and I'm going to work with them to not ever have that happen again".
"My manager said the UFC wants me to move up in weight", Dern admitted. "I believe that they won't", Dern said.