The Ultimate Fighting Championship has partnered with Trifecta, the nation’s largest all-organic meal delivery service, to create a program to help athletes in the promotion meet their nutritional needs during fight camp.
The UFC announced program, entitled “Trifecta Fight Prep,” on Wednesday. Fighters who choose to participate will receive custom meal plans during fight camp and fight weeks from Trifecta’s culinary chefs and the UFC Performance Institute’s nutrition team.
“Trifecta’s new fight prep program is an absolute game-changer for UFC athletes,” Vice President of Operations for UFC Performance Institute James Kimball said in a releaes. “With the offering of this program, athletes — should they choose to participate — will have access to culinary chefs and sports dietitians who can offer the highest-quality, individualized nutritional support and meal planning for the fighters. Proper nutrition and meal prep are critical elements that help each UFC athlete compete in the Octagon at an optimized level, and we’re thrilled with Trifecta’s commitment to evolve the sport of MMA through this innovative program.”
According to a report from MMAjunkie.com, cost will be “minimal” to the fighters, but a final rate has not yet been determined for the program.
The program will aid participants through the process of weight cutting and weight management from the beginning of their camp until after they hit the scales ahead of their fight. Athletes will be able to consult with Performance Institute staff regarding nutrition throughout the weeks leading up to their bout.
The program will officially launch in the first quarter of 2019.
“We are thrilled to partner with UFC to make this program a massive success,” said Greg Connolly, co-founder and CEO of Trifecta. “Large sports organizations, from the strength and conditioning coaches on up, have long known how critical nutrition is to performance, and UFC is the first to act on that knowledge. With UFC, we will be providing fully prepared food to the participating fighters with individualized macro and calorie levels designed to optimize their health and weight management. We’re excited to see nutrition in this sport finally rising to the next level.”