Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino is one of the UFC’s biggest female stars, but controversial advice she got from a UFC nutritionist turned her last fight into a matter of life and death, she says, even before she stepped foot in the Octagon.
The fight in question was between Justino and Lina Lansberg in September. Justino destroyed Lansberg, but the Brazilian revealed her biggest test came during her weight cut before the fight even happened.
“In my last weight cut I almost died. I was in the bathtub cutting weight, and I thought, ‘I will die in this bathtub.’ It was the worst weight cut in my life,” Justino wrote in a statement to MMAFighting.com. “My nutritionist George Lockhart, who, by the way, is a UFC employee, didn’t do an effective job with this birth control pill he indicated saying that would help me. But thank God, in a war, I made weight, cutting 24…