Reigning URCC Global Featherweight World Champion Mark “Mugen” Striegl, 30, of the Philippines is one of the mixed martial artist with the best physique, which he developed without the help of steroid. A nutrition expert himself, he recently shared some advice on what to avoid when trying to lose weight.
“People get stuck on fads,” Striegl said in an exclusive interview at the Cove Manila at the Okada Manila in Parañaque City, Metro Manila, Philippines on April 1, 2019. At the same venue on April 27, 2019, he will defend his URCC Global Featherweight World Championship title in the co-main event of “URCC Global: Raw Fury.”
“They try like some new diet fads, like some new thing and they get stuck on it and they think that it’s the cure, the miracle drug, the miracle diet,” Striegl continued.
“The miracle steroid,” I jokingly added. The reigning URCC Global Featherweight World Champion laughed. He was previously accused of taking steroids by his most recent opponent, former URCC Global Featherweight World Champion Do Gyeom “The Undead” Lee, 27, of South Korea.
“There is no quick fix for weight loss,” Striegl told me. “It’s just good old-fashioned hard work and consistency with the clean diets. Consistency is the key, you know, and when people wanna have a cheat meal because they’ve earned it and they lost like 5 lbs, you know, lost a few pounds, the cheat meal sometimes ends up as a cheat day, and then a cheat weekend, you know.”
Weight cutting is something MMA fighters have to live with and sometimes, athletes even do it the unconventional way. For those who want to excel in sports, it is necessary to be very good with diets, Striegl noted.
“There’s no substitute for hard work and I take very good care of my body,” the reigning URCC Global Featherweight World Champion shared. “Clean diets. I’m on the ph alkaline diet right now.”
Striegl’s challenger at “URCC Global: Raw Fury” is MMA veteran Shunichi “Rolling Star” Shimizu, 34, of Japan. Watch my full interview with the reigning URCC Global Featherweight World Champion here:
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