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Video: Behind-the-scenes footage reveals brutal weight cut for crying Cris Cyborg

Cris Cyborg has long maintained that cutting down to 135 pounds to fight against former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s Bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey, was pretty much an impossible task for her. And she wasn’t kidding.

In previously unreleased footage for an upcoming documentary, Cyborg -- who normally competes at 145 pounds — can be seen being reduced to tears as she struggles to make the cut down to 140 pounds for her Octagon debut, which occurred against Leslie Smith at UFC 198 back in May in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

It’s a dangerous game indeed.

Thankfully, Cyborg managed to make the weight without suffering major medical issues (before and after picture here) and went to to defeat Smith via first round knockout.

Relive it again here.

Santos will return to the Octagon for her sophomore effort on Sept. 24, 2016, as she is expected to face Lina Lansberg at UFC Fight Night 95 in Brasilia, Brazil.

Fore more on that upcoming event click here.

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