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The Weight Cut: Extreme Weight Loss

Documentary following mixed martial arts fighter Dean as he tries to lose 7kg of weight overnight using saunas and hot baths to hit his weight category to fight.

Mixed martial arts has become a multibillion-dollar global industry, but many athletes taking part at a professional level keep a dark secret about their training. Weight cutting is a dangerous activity that has claimed lives in the sport even before the fighters stepped into the cage.

This documentary follows Dean, a British MMA fighter, as he tries to lose 7kg of weight overnight using saunas and hot baths to hit his weight category to fight. The film examines how the unhealthy practice of cutting weight in this way could affect his long-term health.

Part of a series of BBC Three programmes exploring extraordinary bodies.

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28 minutes

Last on

Sun 22 Oct 2017 00:30

Credits

Role Contributor
Director Matt Ralph
Producer Matt Ralph
Editor Nick Watson
Production Manager Fatima Sesay
Production Coordinator Victoria Smith
Researcher Abigail Payet
Executive Producer Max Gogarty

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