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Vitor Belfort credits Dolce Diet with helping him prepare for Anthony Johnson

One of the underrated components of what goes in to making a world-class Mixed Martial Artist has to do with diet. While some fighters don’t subscribe to the necessity of eating right, ask most of the sport’s top competitors and they’re likely to tell you how helpful it can be in terms of feeling good, maximizing time in the gym, and ultimately cutting weight to hit the necessary limit.

Vitor Belfort’s latest Road to UFC 142 video documents a prime example of what a high-level fighter should be putting into his body rather than fast food or even healthy, yet bland, items. Belfort is one of many UFC athletes who calls upon Mike Dolce for assistance and, as shown in the clip, even an Average Joe can eat like a champion.

“It’s not just about nutrition. Nutrition is one thing, but guys that train as hard as hard as he does, that make their living off their bodies in fighting…the last thing we want is for them to be suffering, to hate their diet,” Dolce explains while making a meal for Belfort.

Belfort fights Anthony Johnson this Saturday night at UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes, an event headlined by 145-pound champ Jose Aldo putting his gold up for grabs against undefeated wrestler Chad Mendes.

Check out the video below: