Video: Cris Cyborg Cries Backstage During Brutal Weight Cut

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Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino has long been considered to be one of the best pound-for-pound female fighters in the world, although the UFC, the world’s largest mixed martial arts promotion, doesn’t currently own a women’s 145-pound division. The Brazilian slugger has attempted to make the drop down to bantamweight in the past, although she is a massive 145 pounder.

Despite the circumstances, however, “Cyborg” recently made her UFC debut in her home of Brazil at last May’s UFC 198, taking on Leslie Smith in a 140-pound catch weight bout, but even making 140-pounds was a difficult task for Justino. In fact, a documentary following her road to UFC 198 will be debuting in August, and a clip from it was released earlier today (August 10, 2016) – and it’s safe to say that her weight cut is truly alarming.

Check out the footage below courtesy of Time Services that essentially shows “Cyborg” in tears during her brutal cut down to 140-pounds:

Justino ended up demolishing Smith in mere minutes, and she will return to the UFC Octagon, once again at 140-pounds, in the main event of UFC Fight Night 95 on September 24, 2016 against Lina Lansberg. Despite her success inside of the cage, is cutting down passed 145-pounds too much of a risk for the Invicta FC champion?