Nate Diaz has been vegan for 12 years and has adhered to a mostly raw vegan diet for the past few years. He says that it gives him a competitive advantage in the ring and that he tries to eat as healthy as possible. The ironic edge to this is that Ido Portal, one of McGregor’s coaches, has said that he believes vegans don’t possess the same stamina and strength as meat eaters. “I’ve never met a vegan who was able to perform with the same energy levels as I see with someone with a more carnivore diet. I actually refuse to work with vegans.” Contrary to this statement, Nate Diaz shows considerable energy, tenacity, and ferocity in the ring, proving the naysayers about veganism wrong once again.