Eddie Munster Dave Meltzer has an article all about vegetarianism, the latest health craze sweeping MMA. And as obnoxious as vegetarians can be about not eating hotdogs made of horse anus and cow snout, I’d say it’s a better trend than dehydrating yourself to the point where your brain’s veins start fusing together. Take a lesson from Thiago Alves, Kenny Florian.
Anyways, Dave goes over a partial list of vegi-fighters, from Jon Fitch to Jake Shields to the Diaz brothers. Most of them do it for health and performance reasons, but then there’s full on vegan Mac Danzig who does it as a moral thing:
Danzig ponders about peoople with pets who know of the often inhumane conditions animals raised for food are subjected to.
“I don’t understand how anyone can have an animal in their life and know what is going on and contribute to it,” Danzig said. “You don’t need any kind of animal products to be an athlete in this day and age.”
Danzig came upon the vegetarian diet differently from Fitch and the Diaz brothers, who did it for their sport. He cites being on a farm at 13 and seeing a truck taking pigs to slaughter, making eye contact with a pig on the way to its death, and the moment having a profound effect on him.
It’s too bad that one of the smartest animals out there is also one of the most delicious. And we are most definitely cocksuckers when it comes to how we treat our food while it’s still alive and capable of feeling emotions like pain, and oh I don’t know SHEER FUCKING TERROR. I assume that’s what a pig feels when it’s buried alive in mass graves along with several million of it’s piggy pals.
You know how we look back on past generations and say “Oh man, how could you be such raging dildos over the treatment of women / black people / gays / etc?” I’m sure in another 100 years our great grandchildren will look back on videos of us stuffing our fat faces with flesh and go wow, that’s fucked up. Hopefully they’ll also have taken care of that whole third world issue too, because before we start getting too uppity about people eating meat we might wanna make sure they’re not starving to death and eating dirt a scant 700 miles from Miami Beach.