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Alexa Grasso anuncia cambio de división tras no dar peso

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Se cancela el combate de la mexicana Alexa Grasso en Las Vegas (1:26)

La mexicana no dio el peso y la Comisión de Nevada no permitió el combate en la UFC (1:26)

El UFC 246 parecía una oportunidad inmejorable para que la mexicana Alexa Grasso volviera al top-10 del peso paja y ahora tendrá que hacerse un nombre en la división mosca femenil.

Grasso falló en la báscula para su combate programado en la T-Mobile Arena de Las Vegas contra la ex contendiente de la división y actual N° 6 Claudia Gadelha.

La mexicana marcó 121.5 libras durante la ceremonia del pesaje, 5 libras por encima del límite de la división para peleas sin título en juego y la pelea fue cancelada. Esta fue la segunda vez en la carrera de Grasso que no da el peso para un combate, luego de fallar también en la báscula previo a enfrentar a Randa Markos en el Fight Night de la ciudad de México en agosto del 2017.

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I want to apologize to Claudia Gadelha and the UFC I know this is a fight all were waiting a lot, including me. I trained very much for this and I did everything to lose those pounds. The commission did not allow our combat although my opponent and I agreed with the sanction this implied for me. The doctors did not allow me to compete. You don't know how difficult it has been lately to keep me in this weigh class. It was not a lack of discipline because even if I do not have a fight I'm ALWAYS on diet. I turned 26 and my body is not the same, I am growing and I am in this biological process where my metabolism is changing. I have lived in recent years to the limit of what a body needs to be healthy, and yet I have always fulfilled my obligations. Let's not talk about a flu or if my period is crossed because that added to the diet had made the weigh cuts a real suffering. I never complain or tell these things because I am not that kind of person and I always show you my best attitude. My team and I have decided that the smartest and healthiest thing to do is to be in other weigh class. With all the respect that it deserves and of course pain in my heart I say goodbye to the strawweight division 115 LB This year has a different goal for me and I officially move to Flyweight 125 LB I know that at this weight I will be healthier and stronger giving my body all the nutrients it needs. Thanks to all the people who support me, my Lobo team and my coaches who are with me every day and know that what I do is completely a commitment to my sport and my career. I start a new stage in my life!

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Luego de darse a conocer la noticia, Grasso emitió un comunicado disculpándose con Gadelha y el UFC por no dar el peso y aeguró que las peleadoras habían acordado pelear, pero los médicos no le dieron autorización.

Grasso se despidió de las 115 libras donde tuvo marca 3-3 en el UFC y buscará brillar en el peso mosca.