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Video: Go behind the scenes to relive Khabib Nurmagomedov’s grueling weight cut for UFC 254

When lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov showed up to the UFC 254 weigh-ins, it was evident that he had a rough weight cut.

Nurmagomedov needed the towel when he stepped on the scale and breathed a big sigh of relief when he made championship weight for his title defense against Justin Gaethje on Oct. 24.

Though the rough weight cut didn’t end up affecting Nurmagomedov’s performance on fight night – he submitted the interim champion in the second round to retain his undisputed crown – his journey to the octagon was not an easy one.

On the latest episode of his UAE Training Camp vlog, Nurmagomedov provided an inside look at his weight cut, where you can see him clearly struggling to shed the last few pounds before stepping onto the scale.

Check out the video above to see just how much of a battle “The Eagle” faced before he ever set foot inside the octagon at UFC 254.

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