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Pros react to Cynthia Calvillo’s frightening weigh-in miss for UFC Argentina

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Only one fighter missed weight at Friday morning’s UFC Argentina official weigh-ins, but it was a scary sight — and a serious reminder of the dangers of extreme weight cutting.

Strawweight contender Cynthia Calvillo was barely able to stand on the scale when she weighed in at 118 pounds at Friday’s weigh-ins, two pounds over the limit for her scheduled fight against Poliana Botelho. Nonetheless, the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA) medical team evaluated Calvillo and cleared her to compete on Saturday at UFC Argentina. Calvillo will be fined 20 percent of her purse for the weigh-in miss, but the frightening sight of her on the scale prompted plenty of concern from the pros on Twitter.





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