Can you believe in the ‘Hard Nosed’ sport of Mixed Martial Arts there are actually some fighters that don’t tear into the flesh of animals for their diet. When you think of the best fighters in the world you image them sitting around a table filled with steak, lamb, potatoes, and beer but that just isn’t the case. There are actually fighters who don’t partake of meat while at the dinner table. Some of the more notable and ‘out of the closet’ MMA Fighers that are Vegans are:
Current MMA Fighters who are Vegetarian’s
- Jon Fitch
- Jake Shields
- Nick Diaz
- Nate Diaz
- Mac Danzig
So, the question comes to mind,
“How do they get enough protein and nutrition for their intense MMA training sessions?”
One such fighter we have trained with says this:
“My diet that I use is about 98% vegan. I have absolutely no issue or problem with my energy levels when training and in a competition. Supplements are one thing that really helps my body recover from the long intense training sessions. I prefer to not use soy protein as a supplement and instead use rice protein, which contains all of the amino acids nessesary for recovery.
I eat alot of brown rice, vegetables, oatmeal and tofu. I feel great with my diet and I wouldn’t be able to cut to 155 comfortably without it.”
I guess that pretty much answers it from an actuall fighter. So, there isn’t any shortage of energy for training. With the longevity and sustainability of the fighers we mentioned earlier there isn’t a shortage in the long term either. So, if you want to be a Vegan and in the MMA fight game we so GO FOR IT!
What do you think? Is a fighter better off eating a big steak after a MMA Training workout or taking in some supplements?
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