From Steak to Pizza – the Cheat Meals of Stipe Miocic Colby Covington and Other UFC Fighters

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December 28, 2020 12:56 am

Competing as a mixed martial artist with the best in the world comes with its share of sacrifices. Apart from toiling away in the gym for hours and hours, the fighters also have to give up food, which they would otherwise have a mouthful of. However, now and then they give themselves the luxury of a cheat meal. Let’s look at what some of UFC’s biggest names such as Colby Covington have for a cheat meal.

In the latest video uploaded by MMA journalist James Lynch, several UFC fighters opened up on what exactly makes up a cheat meal for them.

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – August 17: Stipe Miocic is interviewed after his TKO victory over Daniel Cormier in their heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 241 event at the Honda Center on August 17, 2019, in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The UFC heavyweight champion, Stipe Miocic, spoke for a lot of fighters when he chose pizza as his cheat meal. When Miocic said “Pizza is awesome”, his voice reflected the joy he would often experience upon having it at the end of his many successful outings. The pizza was also probably the most featured item on the list of several UFC fighters.

Other notable names such as Cynthia Calvillo, Drakkar Klose, Felicia Spencer, and Grant Dawson were also the ones who would look out for pizza when searching for a cheat meal. UFC flyweight Alex Perez and featherweight Shane Burgos voted for barbeque as their cheat meal.

Colby Covington picks an All-American cheat meal

Covington has been very vocal about his identity as a former All-American wrestler. The former interim welterweight champion chose a meal that cements his identity as an All-American. ‘Chaos’ would prefer a good steak for a cheat meal. “I just like a good steak with some mashed potatoes. An all-American meal, something that all the people in America can relate to,” Covington said.

While others revealed their cheat meal, former UFC flyweight challenger, Brandon Moreno, showed the viewers that he was about to pick up a burger from a fast-food joint. During the lead up to his fight with Deiveson Figueiredo, Moreno and his manager planned on eating so much after winning the fight that the belt wouldn’t even fit him.

Not all fighters prefer to eat something as a part of their cheat meal. There’re fighters like Jessica Eye who would simply have a cocktail to bring the mood down. On the other hand, Jimmy Crute and Khama Worthy would prefer beer, and that too in substantial amounts.

Read More: Championship Mentality: The Illustrious Career of Colby Covington Before UFC

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Rishabh Singh

Rishabh Singh is an MMA author at EssentiallySports since 2020. An engineer in the making, his love for combat sports began by watching Anderson Silva light people up inside the Octagon. When he isn't busy in his technical pursuits, he is an avid reader with a love for sports in general and sporting history in particular. Rishabh is a curious individual who is often fascinated by most things under the sun.

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