Physician: ‘Cyborg’s’ 25 pound weight cut this week is reckless, risking heart and brain trauma

By bjpenndotcom - September 19, 2016

Cris ‘Cyborg’ alarmed many when she said she still has a ton of weight to cut before her Saturday night fight as well as discussing her use of birth control for weight loss on Monday’s edition of ‘The MMA Hour’.

Cris Cyborg weighing in

Cyborg is set to fight at a 140-pound catchweight bout against Lina Lansberg, but admitted to weighing 175 pounds when she began her training camp. MMA insider Dizz tweeted on the matter after discussing Cyborg’s startling weight cut.

Cyborg, 31, has fought before at a 140-pound catchweight fight in her UFC debut in May, when she decimated Leslie Smith in a little over a minute into the first round. However, a preview of a documentary released online following Cyborg during her cut to 140 pounds appeared to show the Invicta featherweight champion in physical distress after a massive weight cut prior to the fight.

Invicta champion

“I don’t know why I’m taking [birth control], because we made 140 successfully [without it] last fight,” she explained. “It’s really hard, but we did. But you know, (my coach) George has a plan, and he said ‘you take this birth control.’ So now I’m 168, and I woke up at like 165.”

“This camp, I haven’t touched 150. It’s really scary. I look in the mirror and I say man, I’ve been training double, I don’t know why I haven’t touched the 50s.”



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Cris 'Cyborg' Justino