Feasting on a diet of double quarter pounders and bowls of brownies spilling over with ice cream doesn’t usually bring pictures into your mind of a fighter with a 22-6 pro record who has beaten the likes of Joe Lauzon, Yves Edwards and KJ Noons (just to name a few) over the course of his pro fighting career. You might want to throw out your Dolce Diet book and adjust your thinking because Jorge Masvidal is a junk food junkie and still manages to be ripped and smash so much face that he has earned his way to a Strikeforce lightweight title shot against Gilbert Melendez on December 17th.
According to a recent CagePotato.com interview, Jorge says he feels great and he diets strictly through the week but on the weekends it is on:
If I eat junk food I tend to burn it off by training hard, and that’s the difference. I’m a big McDonalds and Burger King fan. If it wasn’t for my weight I’d be eating that stuff all day long. It keeps my weight up but performance-wise, I feel great. I’d eat a double quarter-pounder with Big Mac sauce and go and kick anybody’s ass. Until I was 23 or 24 I used to live off junk food. It was funny because when I fought Ray the first time, I was actually halfway through the McDonalds drive-thru when I got the call offering the scrap. I ate half my burger, then I was good to go. And I finished the other half of my burger following the fight.
Kind of makes you want to put a double order of Five Guys in your mouth at lunch today, doesn’t it? Maybe there is something to this greasy burger power diet. Someone should conduct a scientific study on the relationship of KO power and ingesting mass quantities of fast food burgers-Roy Nelson and Masvidal are complete opposites physically but both shining examples of what might be a breakthrough discovery in of the hidden power of the beef patty. [source]