Ronda Rousey became the first female fighter in UFC history earlier this month and it may have something to do with her sex life.
The record breaking fighter told Jim Rome that she has as much sex as possible before a fight because it raises her testosterone levels. Rome asked the UFC’s first female fighter what she thought about abstaining from sex before a fight. The strategy was used by legendary boxers like Muhammad Ali but Rousey doesn’t agree with the tactic.
“For girls, it raises your testosterone, so I try to have as much sex as possible before I fight. Not with everybody. I don’t put out craigslist or anything. But I have a steady I’m like yo, you know fight time’s coming up.”
Rousey also said that the male fighter’s should probably practice her method as well. According to Rousey, abstaining from sex for weeks before a fight can actually lower testosterone levels.
“For the guys, I think that’s a little bit excessive. A lot of the studies I’ve read about it, it’s not really substantiated the claim that if you abstain from having sex for that long it actually raises your testosterone. You actually might start producing less.”
Here’s the video of Ronda Rousey talking about the benefits of sex when it comes to boxing.