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UFC 163: Ian McCall Talks Fight Week Diet

Ian McCall has a massively important bout this Saturday at UFC 163, as “Uncle Creepy” will look to end a three fight winless streak when he takes on Iliarde Santos. Although the #3 ranked flyweight is coming off defeats to two of the planet’s best in Jospeh Benavidez and champion Demetrious Johnson, a loss for the 29 year-old would be a pretty sizeable setback.

Santos is also in need of a win, as he was knocked out by Yuri Alcantara in his Octagon debut this past May, which went down at UFC on FX 8. has posted an interesting interview with McCall, where the renowned fighter discusses his fight week diet and what it entails. Case in point, McCall noted:

“For my fight week diet, it’s usually the last two weeks of my training camp. It’s my recovery period, it’s when I’ve cut down my training. I’m still getting my workouts in but I’m not taking any punishment. I need my body to recover for those two weeks, while still getting the heart rate spike…”

The flyweight also detailed what types of foods he eats as he enters the final stages of his training camp. Yup, it’s mostly meat, vegetables, and little sugar.

UFC 163 will be hosted by Rio de Janeiro’s HSBC Arena  and will feature featherweight champ Jose Aldo taking on Chan Sung Jung in the main event. The card will also see former light-heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida battle Phil Davis.

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