"I went through a stage, around UFC 95 when I fought Rory Markham, I was working with an expert who was very knowledgeable. He took diet to another level, to where it was almost more important than the training. I was soooo overwhelmed, it was like a full-time job. I was taking 72 pills a day. All different kinds of things: Beef liver, L-Carnitine, which was the worse one because it makes your skin smell like fish. It interfered with my training sessions. Funny enough, that was my quickest fight in the UFC, but I think it was circumstantial. I don’t think it had to do with the diet because I felt exhausted for that fight and I didn’t look right on the scales, either. So after that fight I pulled it back a lot. I really focus a lot on getting nutrients from food instead of supplements."
For all you fitness Maniacs out there who struggle to choke down one multivitamin per day, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight Dan Hardy (via UFC.com) has no sympathy for you. Probably because "The Outlaw," who will "Bang" it out with Duane Ludwig at the UFC 146: "Dos Santos vs. Mir" pay-per-view (PPV) event on May 26, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada, was mixed up with a nutrition "expert" who had him sucking down 72 pills a day. You know something is wrong when the food supplements the vitamins -- not the other way around -- but fortunately the British brawler got back on the right nutritional path. Anyone out there a pill junkie? Let's hear what you take on a daily basis and why.