VIDEO: Weight-Cutting Danger Detailed In BBC Documentary


Weight-cutting in mixed martial arts is one of the biggest dangers for athletes.

There is no denying the dangers of weight-cutting, which drains your body before you step into the cage to compete against your opponent.

As recently as this month, the UFC put the dangers of weight-cutting in the headlines after co-main event participant Khabib Nurmagomedov was pulled from his interim championship fight because his body failed as he attempted to make the 155-pound limit.

That was far from the only time weight-cutting has led to a fight being called off at the last minute and it won’t be the last.

Recently, BBC aired a documentary which highlights the dangers of weight-cutting and it is just as brutal as you would imagine — if not more.

The film follows English bantamweight Dean Garnett during a weight cut before his fight with Luiz Tosta in BAMMA.

Weight-cutting increases enzymes in the liver and kidneys, which could ultimately lead to long-term and irreversible damage to both organs.

You can check out the documentary below:

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Josh studied journalism at Seton Hill University. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Campus Sports. Josh is currently a member of the FWAA and USBWA. His work has been featured on Sports Illustrated,,, and many others.
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