5 UFC Fighters Who Will Make You Rethink Vegan Muscle
Don't believe the common misconception that you have to eat meat to get big. Not only are these UFC fighters healthy, fit and strong, they’re also helping to save lives and protecting the planet. That level of kindness is just plain hot.
“I switched to an entirely vegan diet in 2004 for personal ethical reasons and was immediately surprised at how great I felt when training and competing. I recover faster from workouts and have more energy than I did before. For me, it is a simple, life-long decision. Not only do I feel physically better than ever, but I also have the satisfaction of knowing that I am not directly contributing to the industries that are so detrimental to animals, the environment and the people involved.”
“I switched to a total vegan diet some time ago – no meat or dairy, and I feel stronger than ever and my endurance is only getting better.”
“To me it’s just health and nutrition and well-being and a lifestyle. I haven’t been to the hospital in the last three years. I haven’t been sick in the last three years. There’s got to be something with that.”
“I feel good. I’ve got more clean energy and better clarity,”
“Let’s stop eating innocent animals! Save our planet Mother Earth, save the animals, and yourself! You will feel better, mind, body & spirit!”
Nate Diaz (Yep, he’s related to Nick -- they’re brothers)
"I hear a lot of criticism from people saying you need meat to be strong and for recovery, and it’s a bunch of bullshit, because I train harder than everybody. It’s so easy to argue with these people. I’m like, ‘Dude, have you done a tenth of what I’ve done?’... If anything, meat’s gonna slow you down."