Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt superstar Mackenzie Dern has missed weight ahead of Abu Dhabi World Pro 2017, forcing her out of the competition via immediate disqualification. Dern has a history of failed weigh-ins throughout her professional MMA career, including her last appearance for LFA.
Dern has been criticized for her lack of professionalism by fellow fighters and fans alike, as many took to social media to voice their frustrations at another weight-related mishap.
Dern was expected to compete in the -55kg division, but has been removed from the brackets. She competed and placed in the same competition in 2016.