A Discerning Brute: Mac Danzig

Mac Danzig is one tough vegan mo’fo’. Most mainstream athletes and trainers are not only skeptical of the vegan lifestyle – but they tend to ridicule it – imagining vegans to be frail, pale, and weak – and subscribing to outdated and dis-proven fallacies like the ‘protein myth’ and ‘calcium myth’.


Touché. Mac has won numerous world titles in smaller organizations on his way to the UFC and is not only a fighter, but also a teacher of mixed martial arts in Hollywood California. A vegan, naturalist, animal rights activist and serious photographer, Danzig transcends the typical stereotype of a combat athlete.

Mac recently appeared in the Wall Street Journal article entitles “The 247 lb. Vegan” (thanks to Karen of Dawnwatch for the link) about the NFL star Tony Gonzalez and other pro-athletes who’ve tried the vegan diet like the NBA’s Salim Stoudamire of the Atlanta Hawks.

Mac Danzig

“From humble beginnings, to a meteoric rise towards the highest ranks of mixed martial arts, last month, on a vegan diet of brown-rice protein, beans, soy, nuts and vegetables, Mr. Danzig defeated the last of his challengers in Spike TV’s “The Ultimate Fighter.” – WSJ

“…When fight fans learned Mr. Danzig was a vegan, some said they didn’t think he’d have the strength, or the stomach, to conquer the ultra-violent sport, which combines kick-boxing and wrestling. “It’s about animal rights,” Mr. Danzig says, “not human rights.” – WSJ


Protein Shake for the Vegan Athlete:

If you’re into martial arts and looking for a good, vegan MMA glove – The folks on the Vegan Fittness Forum pointed out both Vitamins & Minerals of Brazil, and Everlast as makers of decent non-leather MMA gloves.Vegan MMa Glove?



4 Responses to A Discerning Brute: Mac Danzig

  1. […] world_peace0 wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerpt […]

  2. […] Smack-down. More Vegan Mixed Martial Arts gloves! I still think there should be an official “Mac Danzig signature vegan glove”. Hey Mac, get in […]

  3. […] 1. Jake Shields is not just one of three people to ever be awarded a Blackbelt in Gracie Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, and champ of Elite XC, he is also a life-long vegetarian. I will be posting an interview with him in the coming days, so stay tuned! I wonder how he would do against vegan MMA champ Mac Danzig? […]

  4. […] in Berkley, where he teaches jiu jitsu and plans on taking his career all the way to the top. Like Mac Danzig and the Diaz brothers, Jake Shields is yet another pro frighter responding to the cliché myth that […]

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