Cornerman Lays Into Fighter Midfight – Playing it Up For The Cameras?

Corners are often not particularly pleased with the performance of their fighters. One such example was Valerie Loureda’s performance several months ago. In the performance Loureda repeatedly kept trying to do spinning moves with little to no success.

But this cornerman has nothing on the coaching Aspen Ladd received last night.
“You’re down 3 to 0. Please tell me what you’re doing,” West said to Ladd. “You have to throw more than one punch.”


Many pointed out that this was not particularly helpful – nor inspiring.

But what many aren’t aware is that he’s used this approach before – and to a significantly better end result. Back when Ladd was fighting Yana Kunitskaya – his sternness worked and Ladd promptly KOed her opponent in 3rd round.

“I better freakin’ listen – if he’s seeing this, then he’s seeing this, I need to go. And I did,” Ladd said in her post-fight interview in the Octagon that time.

Sadly the approach didn’t give results this time – Ladd lost decision to Dumont following gruelling 5 rounds.