Iron Mike said a temporary change with the help of his wife turned into a permanent one that improved his health and helped him drop beaucoup pounds.
“I was real carnivilous [sic] when I was training for fights – a lot of meat, cheese, bread,” he told ABC News. “I devoured everything besides pork. I used to eat a lot. As I got older I didn’t like the way I was feeling. I had a lot of arthritis, joint problems and I was morbidly obeast [sic]. My wife who was not my wife at the time, she changes her diet all the time. I says, ‘what is this you’re doing?’ And she says, ‘I’m eating vegan for a month or two weeks.’ Well, I said that’s what I’m going to do too, I want to do that. Cause I was just eating things without even figuring out what they are. And that’s how I’ve been for four and a half years.”