Surprisingly, the most difficult part of being a UFC fighter is often not the fight itself— it’s the extreme measures that fighters use to gain or lose weight before the fight. Using UFC training secrets, UFC fighters can lose up to 30 lbs in the week before the fight and then put all that weight back on again in just 24 hours. Fighters then step into the cage up to 30 lbs heavier than their opponent— obviously a huge advantage in Mixed Martial Arts.
Before we take a detailed look at how UFC fighters pull this off, a word of caution. Extreme dehydration can lead to poor performance, increased heart rate and blood pressure, higher risk of injury, and brain, kidney, and vision problems further down the line. UFC fighters applying these methods have years of weight-cutting experience and are under the close watch of medical professionals. That said, don’t try any of this at home. This article is not to be construed as health advice.