Preparing for a UFC fight requires discipline, dedicated training and nutrition to fuel it all. King Pito Gator, pro wrestler, boxer, UFC fighter, and 2014 Rocc the Barz Worldwide NBXA All-Around Champ, knows all this well.
King sticks to a clean eating diet, which helps increase energy, boost immunity and improve sleep. He says he tends to stay away from meat and chicken and, instead, gets nutrients from fruits, vegetables and juices. King also says that he eats lots of fish, a great source of low-fat protein that is high in omega-3 fatty acids.
Smoothies are a great way to get the nutrients your body needs from fruits and vegetables. King is a big fan of smoothies and juices. One of his favorites includes kale, baby spinach, honey, ginger, a little bit of garlic, blueberries, strawberries and pineapple.
Get Out the Grill
King says that he usually grills everything on fight day, from chicken to vegetables. Grilling is a great way to prepare foods as you don’t need to add excess oil or butter to your food to cook it. When you grill meat, excess fat drips away from the meat, so you’re left with a leaner source of protein. Don’t stick with just grilling meat, either. Try grilling veggies like King does, or throw tofu, pineapple, peaches or sweet potatoes on the BBQ.