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: