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HBO’s Real Sports dives into weight cutting in MMA, with some disturbing footage

For years, Real Sports has been at the forefront for journalistic pieces that cover a wide range of sport and sport-adjacent topics. A lot of it usually touches on the less-than-pleasant elements that surround athletics and the people involved.

While they’ve covered MMA before, they’ve come back to the sport again. This time the topic was weight cutting and the horrid effects it has on fighters.

The piece begins with former UFC fighter Ramsey Nijem, who was allowed to have the HBO crew join him as he prepared for one of his fights in the PFL.