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Vitor Belfort credits Dolce Diet with helping him prepare for Anthony Johnson

One of the underrated components of what goes in to making a world-class Mixed Martial Artist has to do with diet. While some fighters don’t subscribe to the necessity of eating right, ask most of the sport’s top competitors and they’re likely to tell you how helpful it can be in terms of feeling good, maximizing time in the gym, and ultimately cutting weight to hit the necessary limit.

Vitor Belfort’s latest Road to UFC 142 video documents a prime example of what a high-level fighter should be putting into his body rather than fast food or even healthy, yet bland, items. Belfort is one of many UFC athletes who calls upon Mike Dolce for assistance and, as shown in the clip, even an Average Joe can eat like a champion.

“It’s not just about nutrition. Nutrition is one thing, but guys that train as hard as hard as he does, that make their living off their bodies in fighting…the last thing we want is for them to be suffering, to hate their diet,” Dolce explains while making a meal for Belfort.

Belfort fights Anthony Johnson this Saturday night at UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes, an event headlined by 145-pound champ Jose Aldo putting his gold up for grabs against undefeated wrestler Chad Mendes.

Check out the video below:


  • Lord Faust says:

    I’d like to know more about this Dolce fellow, considering Joe Rogan has been whoring his name out for the last 2-3 years. I’d prefer not to buy his book (wild guess, I assume he has one). Either this guy is an amazing salesman, or he’s got some real insight. Probably a bit of both, but my curiosity is piqued.

  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    This article is an ad. “…even an average Joe can eat like a champion”. Why the fuk would I want to eat like a guy traing fo an MMA bout and if its healthy stuff then it is nothing new and Imsuper skeptical. This article should be a thumbnail up there with “The Undertaker has a new haircut” & “Brock Lesnar is an Alien” type stuff.

  • Rece Rock says:

    Food Network should develop a show…”Fighting in the Kitchen” with Mike Dolce, have different fighters in each week and have them help around the kitchen and share there favorite healthy foods/ snacks in preparation for a fight or training… would be pretty comical….

  • MCM says:

    Fuck yeah, Rece. I’d watch that all day.
    Dolce’s advise basically boils down to “Don’t eat processed food.” Which is good advise for the body, but horrible advise for the bank account. If I was making the kinda of money top fighters make, it wouldn’t be so bad, but since I pay $2 for a dozen eggs at the grocery store instead of $12 for a dozen free range eggs at the farmers market, I think I’ll stick to the Roy Nelson diet and leave the Dolce diet for others.


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