Who is Aspen Ladd's boyfriend? Is she dating her coach?

Shamanth Jayaram October 14, 2021
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Aspen Ladd is set to headline her second UFC Fight Night event this weekend as she takes on Norma Dumont in Las Vegas.

The 26-year-old has made a good name for herself inside the octagon since making her debut at UFC Fight Night 118 back in October 2017. She is 4-1 in the promotion, with her only loss coming against Germaine de Randamie in April 2019.

Ladd will be hoping to pick up a win this weekend in what will be her first fight in over 20 months. Her skills inside the octagon are known to every UFC fan, but not many are fully aware of her personal life.

Here’s what we know!

Who is Aspen Ladd’s boyfriend?

Ladd is in a happy relationship with Jim West, who also happens to be her head coach.

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Wikiodin claims that they’ve been together since her professional debut all the way back in March 2013. Ladd has been very open about her relationship with West and has shared pictures with him on her social media handles.

Her display picture on Instagram also features West following one of her victories in the UFC.

Who is Jim West?

West is Ladd’s head coach and also the chief of MMA Gold, a professional Mixed Martial Arts fight team located in El Dorado Hills, California.

His Twitter handle tells us that he also holds an MBA, is a former Deputy (superior court investigator), a BJJ black belt and a former division 1 and pro athlete.

West has been in the fight game for years. His technique and tutelage have helped a number of fighters, including his partner, deliver on the biggest stage.

Apart from Ladd, West also trains UFC fighters Andrea Lee, Anthony Hernandez, Max Griffin, Jamall Emmers and Tony Kelly at MMA Gold. He also coached Marion Reneau before she announced her retirement earlier this year.

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Shamanth works as a senior editor at GRV Media. Based in Bangalore, India, he's a massive Arsenal fan who also enjoys a bit of UFC every now and then.