So you wanna be a fighter, eh? Though it’s possible to excel in MMA as an undersized athlete there’s no secret about the amount of weight-cutting that goes on in the sport. Understandably, stronger/taller athletes enter bouts with an advantage over their peers as long as technique is also on point.

In the following series of videos, UFC middleweight Alan Belcher documents the difficulty of his drop to 185 pounds for tonight’s co-headlining clash with Michael Bisping at UFC 159