Weight cutting sucks. Hard. Fighters have to dehydrate themselves to an extreme degree in order to get down to their weight class’ limit. If they can’t pull it off, their already tiny paycheck is sliced even further.
If they can, they deal with all sorts of health issues. Their likelihood of injury and concussion is dramatically increased, they deal with all sorts of health issues including deafness, kidney stones and loss of consciousness.
That made a pre-UFC 200 photo of Miesha Tate splayed out on the floor in Las Vegas both alarming and unsurprising. The was leaked following her first-round knockout loss to Amanda Nunes as part of a series of photos from ESPN covering Tate’s training for the fight.
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