Paul Buentello (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)efxslLSqDzwVideo: Inside Look at the Weight Cut of Legacy FC’s Paul Buentello Zach Miller March 21, 2014 Spotlight, UFC, Video From the outside, when you see a fighter get on the scale, it’s just a number. What most people don’t realize is how much of a mental and physical toll cutting weight is for many fighters. It’s not just going on a diet like you would before beach season. In many cases it is extreme starvation and dehydration; pure misery to have a size advantage. However, even if cutting weight is a necessary evil of the sport, that doesn’t mean that those who aren’t fighters shouldn’t understand what goes into it. Why would fighters risk their health to a point where, they could die? In the above video, former UFC heavyweight contender Paul Buentello discusses his first weight cut to 205 pounds, and the mental toll it took on him. In a previous interview with The MMA Corner, Buentello said, “It shows you the part of the weight cut that most fighters don’t want you to see, but I’ve always been real about my fighting [and] about what I do.” Buentello is scheduled to fight for the Legacy FC light heavyweight championship tonight.