After a mostly uneventful fight, Norma Dumont won a unanimous decision over Ladd at Saturday’s show at UFC APEX in Las Vegas, but the exchanges between Ladd and coach Jim West might have overshadowed Dumont’s victory.
In between the later rounds, West could be heard asking Ladd “What are you doing?” and imploring her to improve her effort as it was clear she was falling behind on the scorecards. However, his choice of words and his tone irked some of the fighters watching, including former UFC champion Miesha Tate.
“This is ABUSE, what a douche,” Tate wrote on Twitter.
See more of her reaction and what other fighters thought of West’s coaching as well as the lack of action in the main event here:
This is ABUSE, what a douche— Miesha Tate (@MieshaTate) October 17, 2021
@Jwestgold15 would never speak to one of his male fighters the way he has to Aspen. Hate to see it. Been there before…— Miesha Tate (@MieshaTate) October 17, 2021
She woulda done that without him it’s who she is. He will take credit for her win but never for her loss. Trust me she can only take so much of this abuse before it breaks her spirit. https://t.co/hDx7g9aDoU— Miesha Tate (@MieshaTate) October 17, 2021
You’re joking me right? Maybe the only reason she’s even starting slow is because of him. She is a FIGHTER and there’s only one thing holding her back. https://t.co/GKnpaIP7HU— Miesha Tate (@MieshaTate) October 17, 2021
This guy is James Krause when you order from wish— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) October 17, 2021
Bruh…— James Krause (@TheJamesKrause) October 17, 2021
Hey cornermen. Motivate, don’t scold and criticize ♂️— Lando Vannata (@GroovyLando) October 17, 2021
How y’all feel about that ‘coaching’ in the main event?! #ufc— Kevin Holland (@Trailblaze2top) October 17, 2021
I get what Ladd's coach is saying but maybe something tactical to help her out. Because right now the issue is the jab is taking the fight out of her. #UFCVegas40— Vince Morales (@vandetta135) October 17, 2021
Ladds coach needs to stop tweeting and starting cornering— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) October 17, 2021
Landwhers interview was more entertaining— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) October 17, 2021
Main event…………— Henri Hooft (@henrihooft) October 17, 2021
Move forward, swing arms. Or legs. Throw your whole body. Do something #UFCVegas40— Terrance McKinney (@twrecks155) October 17, 2021
Even the commentary doesn't have anything to talk about #UFCVegas40— Terrance McKinney (@twrecks155) October 17, 2021
Dumont is fighting a robot striker .— Ike Villanueva (@hurricane_ufc) October 17, 2021
Aspen has the wrestling. Let’s see how this plays out! #UFCVegas40— Cody Durden (@Cody_Durden) October 17, 2021