Since two people have stood across one another with laced-up gloves on, ready to fight, it has been said that having sex soon before a bout will dull a fighter’s edge.
Scientists have conducted tests to determine the physical effects of sex on athletic performance and have found that there is little impact other than an actually increased level of testosterone. However, it is difficult to reach a conclusion in regards to pre-fight sex’s impact on psychological performance for an athlete, considering the subjectivity of the matter.
Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort is quickly approaching what could be the biggest fight of his life, as he will take on UFC middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva this Saturday at UFC 126. Check out the video below courtesy of MMA News Leak, where “The Phenom” gives his thoughts on sex before big fights.