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How do top martial artists stay healthy and fit? Find out with our martial artists’ fitness profiles and learn their workout routines, diets, and supplement choices. We’ve gathered up the research on the best fitness routines, diets, and healthy choices.

Gina Carano

Gina Carano

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramGina CaranoEntertainer Born: 1982Gina Carano was born in Dallas, Texas. Her father is professional football player Glenn Carano. Always active, she played volleyball, softball, and led her high school basketball team to a state title....

Ido Portal

Ido Portal

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramIdo PortalMovement Teacher Born: 1980Originally from Israel, Ido (pronounced like ‘I do’) Portal studied traditional martial arts from an early age. As a teen, he discovered capoeira, and after just a few years, he opened his own school....

James Wilks

James Wilks

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramJames WilksProfessional Fighter Born: 1978James Wilks was born in England. He began training in tae kwon do and jeet kune do, and obtained a college degree in Business and Land Management before moving to the US in 2000 to improve his...

Paige VanZant

Paige VanZant

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramPaige VanZantUFC Fighter Born: 1994 Paige ’12 Gauge’ VanZant was born in Oregon. Her parents owned a dance studio and she grew up dancing ballet, jazz and hip hop, and she also enjoyed outdoor sports like riding dirt bikes and fishing....

Khabib Nurmagomedov

Khabib Nurmagomedov

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramKhabib NurmagomedovMixed Martial Artist Born: 1988Khabib ‘The Eagle’ Nurmagomedov is from the independent republic of Dagestan that was once part of the Soviet Union. His father was ex-military and set up a gym in their house where the...

Randy Couture

Randy Couture

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramRandy CoutureEntertainerBorn: 1963Born in Washington state, Randall ‘The Natural’ Couture played a lot of other sports including football, soccer and skiing, but his true love was wrestling which he began in middle school. Couture won a...

Brock Lesnar

Brock Lesnar

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramBrock LesnarPro Wrestler Born: 1977Brock ‘The Beast’ Lesnar was born in South Dakota. He played football and wrestled in high school, and then went to college on a wrestling scholarship at the University of Minnesota. He won the NCAA...

Tyron Woodley

Tyron Woodley

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramTyron WoodleyMixed Martial Artist Born: 1982Tyron ‘The Chosen One’ Woodley is one of 13 kids raised by a single mom. He grew up in a crime-ridden section of Ferguson, Missouri but did not let that distract him from his goals. He played...

Michelle Waterson

Michelle Waterson

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramMichelle WatersonMixed Martial ArtistBorn: 1986Originally from Colorado, Michelle Waterson is of half Thai, half Caucasian descent. Always an active child, she started out with gymnastics, but financial constraints pushed her to try...

Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramRonda RouseyProfessional Wrestler Born: 1987Born in California, Ronda ‘Rowdy’ Rousey is the daughter of AnnMaria De Mars, the first American woman to win a World Judo Championship. Rousey started practicing judo at age 11 and was the...

Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramJackie ChanMartial ArtistBorn: 1954Jackie Chan is the professional name of Chan Kong-sang. His parents moved to Hong Kong as refugees from from the Chinese Civil War. Chan failed out of his first year of primary school, and was sent to...

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramBruce LeeMartial Arts ExpertBorn: 1940Bruce Lee was born in San Francisco but he was raised in Hong Kong. His father was an opera star and instrumental in getting Lee started working as a child actor. Lee moved back to the US at age 18...

TJ Dillashaw

TJ Dillashaw

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramrssTJ DillashawMixed Martial Artist Born: 1986Tyler Jeffrey Dillashaw has a black belt and a purple belt in Bang Muay and Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu, and is best known as a UFC player. Since making his MMA debut in 2010, he has a record of 16...

Jon Jones

Jon Jones

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramrssJon JonesMixed Martial Artist Born: 1987Jon ‘Bones’ Jones was a wrestling champion in his high school in upstate New York. He comes from a very athletic family and has 2 brothers in the NFL. Jones made his debut in the UFC in 2008. At...

Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor

facebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramrssConor McGregorMixed Martial Artist Born: 1988The Notorious’ Conor McGregor hails from Dublin, Ireland. He joined the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in 2013 and has won both the featherweight and lightweight titles. He has...

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