Monday November 7th, 2016

This is the first of a four-part series with SI executive editor Jon Wertheim and UFC fighter Gian Villante on the process of being a UFC fighter, from getting a UFC contract, to the weight cut, fight night and more. 

Part 1: Getting into the UFC, preparing for a fight

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Check back for part 2 of the series with Wertheim and Villante on the weight cut process of preparing for a UFC fight.

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