UFC begins involvement into controlling athlete weight cutting with meal prep service tie up

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Mixed Martial Artists have long struggled with their weight management and numerous fighters have over the years have mismanaged their weight and have taken dangerous and unnecessary tricks during fight week to make weight. The UFC has upped its effort in helping the fighters make weight and with their nutrition.

UFC has announced it’s partnership with meal perp service Trifecta. It is an organic meal delivery, that will assist athletes during fight camp and fight week by creating meal plans and providing food at minimal costs. The UFC performance institute will work with Trifecta and help plan out a meal plan for individual athletes during fight week.

“Trifecta’s new fight prep program is an absolute game-changer for UFC athletes,” UFC Performance Institute vice president of operations James Kimball said in the release. “With the offering of this program, athletes — should they choose to participate — will have access to culinary chefs and sports dietitians who can offer the highest-quality, individualized nutritional support and meal planning for the fighters. Proper nutrition and meal prep are critical elements that help each UFC athlete compete in the Octagon. At an optimized level, and we’re thrilled with Trifecta’s commitment to evolve the sport of MMA through this innovative program.”

The addition of Trifecta’s meal-prep service seems to be a great idea. Most fighters already use nutritionists during training camp or fight week to assist them with their weight cuts.

“Performance Institute staff will be available to consult with each athlete using the program through all stages of competition preparation,” the release stated.

This service is set to roll out in the first quarter of 2019.

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