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October 31st, 2018 | By Alicia Silverstone

There are so many plant-based athletes in the mixed martial arts world! It makes total sense, to be at their best health and weight required for competition, going vegan is incredibly beneficial. Check out these four vegan MMA rockstars below!


Jake Shields

Jake is an MMA professional with a background in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Wrestling. Watch his video below with Peta2!


Nate Diaz

Nate is American professional mixed martial artist ranked as #8 in official UFC lightweight rankings! He told Men’s Journal,“I like to promote the vegan industry… 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?’”


Mac Danzig

Mac is a MMA competitor who has competed at the highest level, winning “King of the Cage” for four consecutive years from 2005-2008. You can seem him featured in the film From The Ground Up speaking about his diet and lifestyle!


James Wilks

James Wilks is a MMA fighter who is best known to many as winner of the Ultimate Fighter. Trained in traditional striking martial arts, James holds a Black belt in Tae Kwon Do and a Brown belt in Brazilian Jui Jitsu. In reference to plant-based eating, James says “What I discovered was so revolutionary, with such profound implications for performance, health, and the future of the planet itself, that I had to share it with the world.” James is one of the producers of the film Game Changers, a documentary that attempts to debunk the ideas that plant-based diets are low in protein.


Featured Photo: Sportsnet / UFC


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