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Juan Manuel Marquez Drinks His Urine

Sep 8, 2009 – 11:28 AM
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Michael David Smith

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As Juan Manuel Marquez prepares for the biggest fight of his boxing career on September 19 against Floyd Mayweather Jr., he's willing to do anything to get an edge -- including drinking his own urine.

Yes, Marquez revealed on the latest episode of HBO's Mayweather-Marquez 24/7 that he believes in practices urophagia, the consumption of urine. Sounds disgusting to me, but Marquez is one of millions of people around the world who think drinking urine is beneficial. Many Eastern cultures have viewed urine as having healing powers, and in the West drinking urine has become an alternative medicine.

Marquez isn't even the only world-class fighter who drinks urine; UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida also drinks his own urine. If it's good enough for Marquez and Machida, it's probably worth trying for other pro athletes. Even if I'm not going to try it myself.

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