UFC bantamweight Michael McDonald made an interesting confession when he appeared recently on KMRQ Rock 96.7 radio’s ‘Bueller and Brent’ show.
Among various questions, host Joey Bueller asked McDonald what he does about sex during a training camp. Many fighters believe that going without sex for their six to ten week camp benefits their athletic performance.
“Do you cut sex out before a fight?” Bueller asked him.
“I’ve actually been abstinent from sex for about 3 and a half years now,” McDonald replied. Momentary silence then Bueller cried, “So he’s gonna kick some ass! This is why you’ve been on such a tear!”
“It’s very arguable,” McDonald responded.
McDonald is 22, so his period of abstinence dates back to around the age of 19. He faces Urijah Faber at UFC on FOX 9 on December 14 and if he wins he almost certainly finds himself in title contention.
Is the sacrifice worth it or is it too much of an extreme measure?