UFC Fighter Nate Diaz on Why He Promotes the Vegan Industry
Nate Diaz was in the news just a few weeks ago after he beat Conor McGregor in just two rounds during the UFC 196 fight that took place in the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
He recently elaborated more on the win and his vegan diet to Men’s Journal, and credited the diet for enabling him to be “at the top of the game”. His older brother Nick Diaz, who inspired Nate to become a vegan, tweeted shortly after the victory: “Conor McGregor got his ass kicked by a vegan”, clearly taking a jab at all those who still view all vegans as malnourished and weak.
Diaz has been vegan since he was 18 years old, and often focuses on raw veganism. In the interview, he stated:
“Me and my brother are at the top of the game and have been for a long time. We’re obviously doing something right. Besides knowing how to kick somebody in the head, you should know how to feel good tomorrow.”
He also spoke about the increasing amount of vegan fighters, such as Alex Caceres, James “Lightning” Wilks, and CM Punk, among many others, and welcomed the numbers, stating:
“People are jumping on slowly but surely, but I think it’s cool. I think you’re a smarter and more intelligent fighter.”
While the success of both the Diaz brothers is clear proof that vegan athletes can thrive and excel, Nate has another message for anyone who thinks otherwise:
“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?’”
Well said, Nate!
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