The Ronda Rousey diet? One meal a day with lots of coffee

Photo of Ronda Rousey by Esther Lin for Sho Sports.

This is also known as the "Herschel Walker diet."

Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey, who looked fit and trim when she took off her undies for the lucky folks at ESPN the Magazine, has the recipe for her 135-pound curves.

One meal a day.

The "Rowdy" mixed martial arts (MMA) champ, who puts her title on the line against Sarah Kaufman this weekend in San Diego, told UFC.com she doesn't suffer from hunger pains because she's constantly on the go and doesn't need to occupy herself, or interfere with her schedule, by eating or planning meals.

"It's kind of a combination of The Paleo and The Warrior diet. I pretty much eat one meal a day - which takes place at night... There is one exception to all of this each day: I get to have coffee every morning. That's the only thing I really fudge on... I thought it was crazy at first. Especially since breakfast was, and still is, my favorite meal... I sleep a lot better than I used to and I have a lot more time because I'm not planning meals all day long... The philosophy is, when you're digesting food then your body wants to rest. If you're hungry then your body wants to go and get food. So you have more energy when you're not digesting food. So I can get more out of training on an empty stomach than I would on a full stomach."

Rousey isn't the first Strikeforce star to find success eating once per day. Walker, who briefly dabbled in combat sports from 2010-11, also eats his lone meal at night, which consists of soup and salad and according to the pro football legend, no meat or fish.

Must be a California thing.

How about it Maniacs, how many of you out there think you could pull off the Rousey diet? I'm not sure I could say goodbye to my morning bagel, which powers my spirit fingers, but maybe if I took a nap I could skip lunch.

How about you?

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