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Miller: 'I took years off my life' cutting weight

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Bloody Elbow spent some time during UFC 172 fight week with top ten UFC lightweight Jim Miller. In this multipart series we'll take a behind the scenes look at what a UFC fighter goes through during fight week

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Post #1   4/28/14 12:42:26PM   

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I doubt that

Post #2   4/28/14 1:26:33PM   

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Posted by prozacnation1978

I doubt that


Kidneys are funny things, my friend. In college you bounce back more quickly from the cut but starting the damage at an early age may very well come back later in life.

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Post #3   4/28/14 2:04:10PM   

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It's got to be terrible on your organs to cut weight. I literally go from over-hydrating the week of the fight to get my body used to processing out lots of water, to then dehydrating for the weight cut, and then back to super re-hydration after weigh-ins. that fluctuation has got to be terrible for anybody's kidney's. Plus add in the 10 years of wrestling and cutting weight for that, yes I am concerned about future damage. miller has every right to be concerned as well

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This is why I wished they went back to the good old boxing days of same day weight cuts. It would make everything easier as you wouldnt have Goliaths dominating divisions, certain fighters wouldnt have a 15-20 pound advantage onfight night, and people couldnt kill themselves to fight under their natural weight classes.

Post #5   4/28/14 6:02:28PM   

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Posted by tcunningham

It's got to be terrible on your organs to cut weight. I literally go from over-hydrating the week of the fight to get my body used to processing out lots of water, to then dehydrating for the weight cut, and then back to super re-hydration after weigh-ins. that fluctuation has got to be terrible for anybody's kidney's. Plus add in the 10 years of wrestling and cutting weight for that, yes I am concerned about future damage. miller has every right to be concerned as well


Thanks for the info. I'm doing a weight loss competition at my school. My starting weight was 176 and im down to 156 now. I'm 5"10. The final weigh ins this thurday. So you recommend lots of hydration. Then running all of the fluids off? The day before the weigh in?

Post #6   4/28/14 6:11:32PM