Vegan Mac Danzig IS The Ultimate Fighter

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Posted December 11, 2007 by Rachelle Owen

That’s it! Vegans always win and are tougher than anyone else. It’s true, and I said it.

This weekend, Mac Danzig beat Tommy Speer during the second minute of the first round of their fight, becoming champion of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF), and landing himself a spot in the UFC . Not only was the fight exciting to watch but it was all the cooler for us here at peta2 because we (unlike SOME bandwagon-jumping bloggers) go way back with our friend Mac.

As TUF audiences discovered in episode 1, Mac is vegan. He did a q&a with peta2 all about his decision to be cruelty free which you can check out here. Mac is no nonsense when it comes to standing up for animals. He believes that with power comes great responsibility; the strong are obligated to protect the vulnerable.

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Not only has going vegan helped Mac to sleep better at night,(knowing that each year, there are 100 fewer animals suffering because he simply chooses not to eat them) he says that the health benefits associated with a vegan diet have made him a meaner, leaner fighter. He said that without losing any muscle, he felt lighter and faster. Many people report being able to think more clearly after going vegan, too. If you watched Saturday’s finale, you know what I’m talking about—Mac was on POINT!

So, congratulations, Mac Danzig! We look forward to seeing you fight in the UFC. And we’re also looking forward to seeing how many of your fans go vegan, knowing how much ass you kick.


P.S. – In the spirit of “vegan competition” I’ve updated this blog with a video I jacked from Jack’s YouTube profile which features highlights from some of Mac Danzig’s fights. Enjoy!

Video Credit: Keep It Reel Productions

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  • 2975 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    thanks man you are the straw that broke the camels back for me man. im 26 6’2, and 200 pounds and ive wanted to better my life for a long time but never had the motivation, but after watching the ultimate fighter and totally relating to ur personality i said hell if he can be vegan and still be a powerhouse than i can too. THANKS FOR STANDING UP FOR WHAT U BELIEVE IN IT HAS CAUSED ME TO OPEN MY EYES AND CHANGE MY LIFE FOREVER!!!!!!

  • 2976 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    Mac is formerly from the state of PA. Did Mac wrestle there in High school? was Mac vegan then too?

  • 2977 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    i would love to know what kind of foods he eats to support his sport, if any body can get me this kind of info please let me know.
    (mac if you read this hook a brother up and e-mail me) :-)

  • 2982 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    Mac Danzing is amazing!
    If you back into his very early career, he really wasn’t that good. But he has progressed vastly!
    Can’t wait to see him on UFC!
    (Yeah, I watch UFC every week…)
    Mixed martial arts plus veganism equals one scary awesome combination.

  • 2983 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    all i have to say is: HOT! lol. vegans are rad.

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