When MMA star Garcia `almost died` shedding weight

ANI | Updated: Jan 05, 2018 16:52 IST

Washington DC [USA], Jan 5 (ANI): MMA star Gabi Garcia has revealed how she "almost died" during her last weight cut.

The Brazilian star informed that she could have literally killed herself if she continued to lose weight ahead of the scheduled MMA fight against Shinobu Kandori last month in Japan.

Informing that she missed the weight cut-off by 17 pounds-not 27, Garcia told TMZ Magazine, "I decide not cut weight because I feeling like I almost died. [I decided to not lose weight anymore because I started feeling like I was dying]"

The gold-medal winning grappler also revealed the side effects she faced when she started shedding weight.

Garcia said that her vision went dark once she started losing before eventually realising that it was a right time to call it quits.

Meanwhile, the 32-year-old also said, in a social media post, that she faced bloody noses as well as gnarly headaches every time she trained.

Gracia was also forced to scrap her previous fight with Kandori in December 2016 because of a rib injury leading up to the clash. (ANI)