Lyoto MachidaYou know, I’ve been thinking for the past few minutes, and I’ve realized there’s really no word you can end that title with that doesn’t result in running to find the nearest toilet bowl or garbage can. There’s really only two choices, one is red and the other’s yellow (or clear if you’ve been hitting the bottle), and both are pretty damn disgusting.

Well, at least disgusting to us mere mortals. Not Lyoto Machida though. Apparently, he drinks the yellow one on a daily basis—a Machida family tradition.

Besides telling all his preparation routine, the undefeated fighter revealed a curious tradition in his family, a secret until then: urine therapy. Once in the day, he and his family drinks their own urine. “My father does that for a long time and bring it to us. People think it’s a joke (laughs). I never said it in the United States because I don’t know how the fans will react (laughs). I drink my urine every morning like a natural medicine”, revealed the fighter.

I’ve been alive on this planet now for almost thirty years, and I can honestly say, only once have I ever seen, or heard for that matter, anyone drink their own urine, and it was on the Discovery Channel. Bear Grylls of Man vs. Wild was doing an episode in the desert, and in order to survive, he had to pee in his canteen and drink it to stay hydrated since water literally didn’t exist where he was.

Now, I’m pretty sure there’s water in Brazil, so I can’t think for the life of me why the Machida family finds this necessary. I’m pretty sure there’s plenty of other “natural medicines” for them to choose from, but hey, it’s free, and if they don’t mind doing it, then I guess why should we? At least they’ll have no trouble surviving if they ever get stuck out in the middle of the desert.