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Amy Kaplan

Cris "Cyborg" Justino is one of the the toughest fighters in the UFC today, but getting into the octagon is much harder than people may think.

Cyborg, who is the Invicta featherweight champion, has been fighting at catchweight (140 pounds) for her last two UFC bouts. This weight cut has been particularly hard on her body and somewhat controversial.

A full-length documentary chronicling her first UFC weight cut was released last week, and shows the powerhouse crying, highly dehydrated and even collapsing in an attempt to make weight for her UFC debut.

The documentary was filmed before her UFC 198 debut in her hometown of Curitiba, Brazil, and follows Cyborg through training, working towards her citizenship and purchasing a house. It dips into the history that brought her into the UFC after over a decade of fighting.

The film was released during Cyborg's most recent weight cut, which drew attention from fellow fighters, media and even Joe Rogan, who questioned why a 145 pound women's division wasn't being established.

Despite the hard cut, Cyborg was successful in both fights, bringing home two wins. Her most recent victory came this past weekend when she faced Lina Lansberg, finishing her in round two.


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