UFC 127: Is the Jon Fitch camp concerned with his new vegan lifestyle?

Jon-fitch-trains-at-tiger-muay-thai-thailand_medium

Luke Thomas catches up with Kenny Florian who gives a somewhat surprising insight:

"I know you mentioned him walking around at 200lbs, that is definitely the case. However, I just was with him at the last UFC in Vegas [UFC 126] he's actually walking around at 176lbs. He's a vegan now. He's 100 percent vegan. He's changed his whole lifestyle. And the first thing I said to him 'Man, you're looking pretty darn skinny' and he said, 'yeah, I'm a vegan now and I'm 176lbs right now'. That is actually I hear maybe even a concern with people in his own camp."

Fitch has made a career of being a grinder with an unending gas tank and an unmatched work ethic. That's not to mention the size and strength advantage he typically enjoys over his welterweight opposition. That advantage was thought to grow twofold in his fight against B.J. Penn, a dominant lightweight but one who's found only moderate success at 170-pounds. If Florian is to be believed, that may no longer be the case, but is this really cause for concern? After all, fellow 170-pounder Jake Shields has enjoyed quite a bit of success throughout his career, all the while maintaining the vegan lifestyle Fitch has just recently undertaken. So what do you think, Maniacs? Anyone rushing to change their bets with this new insight from Florian?

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker