Posted by Svartorm
Everyone does it differently, but most people eat protein heavy foods as much as possible, until about four hours before they fight.
If you pop in a UFC dvd and watch the behind the scenes stuff, you can get a good idea about who does what after weigh-ins and before the fights.
See, i disagree with that. Protein heavy foods will not give you as much energy as carbohydrates will before serious competition.
At the same time, I'm not advising you to load up on a rediculous amount of carbohydrates. For me, its about balancing it all out.
It is going to be different for every human beings. Some prefer to eat lightly and hydrate themselves a lot, if posssible (myself included). Others, like my twin brother, prefer to eat a lot about two hours before their fight/match, and feel fine.
I would recommend something like a turkey sandwich, or perhaps oatmeal with lots of water, or a peanut butter sandwich, an hour or two before a fight.