MMA fighter Ronda Rousey. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Muhammad Ali says he used to abstain from sex for six weeks before a fight. MMA fighter Ronda Rousey is taking a different training method.
Rousey, widely considered the No. 1 pound-for-pound female fighter in the world, was asked by Jim Rome how long a fighter should abstain before a bout.
"For girls, it raises your testosterone, so I try to have as much sex as possible before I fight," she said.
Rousey quickly clarified that her training regimen depends on whether she has a steady boyfriend or not.
"I don't put out Craigslist ads or anything," she said.
The great debate about whether athletes should have sex before competition rages on. Science aside, the best quote on the subject comes from Casey Stengel.
"It ain't getting it that hurts them, it's staying up all night looking for it," he once said.
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