Luke Cummo and Being A Vegan
After gaining recognition for his vegan diet and stand out personality on the second season of The Ultimate Fighter, Luke Cummo went on to fight under an official UFC contract, regardless of his loss at the end of the season. Luke then went on to fight seven times under his contract, before retiring from the UFC and returning to the gym where he was originally training. Since then he has continued to make waves with his personal website and often risqué health tips.
Thought of as the underdog from the beginning of his career on The Ultimate Fighter, Cummo often stated his vegan diet as being his main advantage over his opponents. “Human beings are the way we are now because of eating in a certain way. When you look at the closest relatives in the animal kingdom, the great apes or the monkeys, they eat leaves or berries, you know, the things off the trees all day long and they are still super strong. But human beings, the way they eat, you know, they’re processing a lot more foods, like fast foods and all that kinds of bad stuff, but I just keep try to be close to nature, I guess.” Stated Cummo in an interview before one of his kickboxing bouts.
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