Article

Gareth A Davies Tackles The Dolce Diet

The Telegraph's boxing and mixed martial arts correspondent Gareth A. Davies wants to lose his flab, so, fittingly, has embarked on a tough regime used by top UFC fighters.


We’ve all seen the ads: get a fighter’s physique in 12 weeks, with bulging biceps, sculpted abs and tiny waist. But I’m not interested in attaining the chiselled, muscular look – just in getting rid of my sizeable paunch.

None the less, as The Daily Telegraph’s correspondent on boxing and mixed martial arts, I’m embarking on the Dolce Diet, the tough weight-loss regime used by world-class professional fighters.

Why? I’ve seen the results. Mixed martial arts is the fastest-growing sport in the world, one in which participants are allowed to kick, punch, knee, wrestle and grapple each other on the floor. World champion fighters – men such as Johnny Hendricks from Texas or Britain’s Michael Bisping – typically walk around at 220lb (16 stone) but are, incredibly, able to “boil down” by about 50lb (3.6 stone) in the three months leading up to a bout, to reach their fighting weight.
Full Article.

Media

Recent
Stephen Thompson's KO of Johny Hendricks makes for an interesting debate in the welterweight division: who deserves the next title shot against Robbie Lawler? Find out who is in the running in this edition of the UFC Minute with Lisa Foiles.
8/02/2016
UFC Fight Night event inside MGM Grand Garden Arena on February 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photos by Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
6/02/2016
Hear from Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson, Roy Nelson, Joseph Benavidez and the other big stars after Fight Night Hendricks vs Thompson at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas on Feb. 6, 2016
6/02/2016
No. 8-ranked Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson spoke backstage with UFC correspondent Megan Olivi about his monumental win over No. 2-ranked Johny Hendricks, the former welterweight champion, at Fight Night Las Vegas.
6/02/2016