Rose Would Fight Dern If She Made Weight

Even though Mackenzie Dern is undefeated inside the Octagon, the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu dynamo missed weight for her UFC 224 fight with Amanda Cooper by an astonishing seven pounds.

When asked about Dern’s issues making weight, UFC strawweight champion Rose Namajunas had mixed feelings for Dern.

“Other than the weight issue, I thought she looked great. That is something, I’ve always wanted to test my jiu-jitsu against, that would be awesome, I would like to face her. But, she just has together s*** together and that may be down the road, the champ said to Jim Norton and Matt Serra.

“She beat Gabi Garcia in a jiu-jitsu match, so that would be awesome. And she can obviously strike a little bit. She has that heavy first step, that a wrestler has sometimes that good right hand. You can tell she has that style developing. So it will be interesting to see if she can fix her issues and maybe she can be a future contender.”

Dern is undefeated as a pro fighter, but has been plagued by weight cutting issues her entire career. And while she was able to stop Cooper, Dern would end up giving up 30% of her purse for her inability to come in at the 116 pound limit.

 

Original Story: Bloody Elbow

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