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UFC Fighter Ryan Benoit Goes Viral After Struggling To Stand At Weigh-In Because Of 'Brutal' Weight Cut

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UFC Fighter Ryan Benoit Goes Viral After Struggling To Stand At Weigh-In Because Of 'Brutal' Weight Cut

Ryan Beniot's scheduled bout against Zarrukh Adashev at this weekend's UFC event in Las Vegas has been cancelled after the flyweight struggled to stand up on his own during two scary weigh-in attempts.

In a scene that has shocked the MMA world and beyond, a clearly dehydrated Beniot can be seen being escorted to the scales by a member of his team after a reported 'brutal' weight cut ahead of Saturday's event.

The American fighter, looking unsteady on his feet, eventually stumbled onto the stage but was unable to stand long enough for officials to record an official weight. This is terrifying stuff.

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After a failed first attempt to make the 125lb weight limit, Beniot returned moments later to try again. But despite his best efforts - and the officials finally being able to record a reading - the 31-year-old flyweight was four pounds over the limit at 129lbs.

Beniot was later transferred to a Las Vegas hospital and on Saturday morning, he was discharged, according to journalist Ariel Helwani, who reports that he is scheduled to fly home tomorrow.

It's an incident that brought plenty of reaction on social media.

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This isn't the first instance of the dangerous effects from weight-cutting this year.

Back in March, Bantamweight Julija Stoliarenko collapsed twice on the scales, before being carried out of the weigh-in ahead of UFC Vegas 22. The scary scenes occurred as the Lithuanian was trying to weigh in before her scheduled bout against Julia Avila.

But videos show a wobbly-legged Stoliarenko staggering back off the scales and falling, as onlookers rushed to pick her up.

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Stoliarenko reportedly suffered a seizure and the UFC have said the bout has now been cancelled "due to weight-cutting issues".

The 27-year-old had one fall but apparently insisted she was fine as she collected herself on stage. Stoliarenko got up, tried to weigh-in again but collapsed and was unable to stand. She was then placed on a gurney by medical staff and taken from the scene.

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Stoliarenko actually made the 136lb limit, weighing in at 135.5 pounds just before she collapsed. But understandably the fight was cancelled.

Thoughts on the weight-cutting process?

Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: Amy Kaplan/Twitter

Topics: UFC

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