LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 12: WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. poses on the scale during his official weigh-in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 12, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather Jr. will defend his titles against Marcos Maidana on September 13 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Floyd Mayweather’s Diet Is Probably Not For You And Me

Floyd Mayweather is a world class athlete, and he’ll show you that when he fights Manny Pacquiao on Saturday. As a world class athlete, he could probably eat whatever he wants and burn it off as if it was nothing. You might still be surprised to hear what his food indulgence is.

We got some insight as to how he is preparing for Saturday’s fight from his personal chef, Quiana Jeffries:

Diet, of course, is a key element of his training regimen. “He wants all organic,” Jeffries says — sometimes a tall order in a place like Vegas. She has looked for a farmers’ market, but says she has yet to find one. Even so, it probably wouldn’t be open at 3 a.m.. There are several 24-hour supermarkets, but not all the departments of those stores stay open, and racing to get ingredients for Mayweather’s meals has become a kind of sport for her.


Mayweather’s tastes are more eclectic. “He like things with a lot of flavor,” Jeffries says. “He loves broccoli.” Mayweather? Broccoli? “He loves it the way I make it,” she says, and describes her method of preparation: sautéeing the florets in butter and garlic, then dusting them with Cajun spices.


“Twizzlers are his favorite,” she says.

“And Top Ramen,” she adds. She buys the dried noodle packets by the case. “It’s what he had growing up,” she says. As a child, Mayweather often had to prepare meals for himself.  “He likes them crunchy, with a lot of noodles, and not a lot of juice.”
But his favorite dish of all requires some serious inventiveness on her part. “Fried hot dogs,” she says. “With barbecue sauce.”  She does her best to make them healthy. “I cut them longways, and fry them up in a little coconut oil. I spice that up the barbeque sauce, too. I add a oranges, orange zest, and other spices. He loves barbecue sauce. Everything with barbecue sauce. But that’s life. You like what you know.”

Well that’s an eclectic mix of healthy and questionable. Broccoli, top ramen, Twizzlers, and fried hot dogs. (Luckily, he can get plenty of the latter at Dodger Stadium.) To find a chef who can make fried hot dogs healthy might have been a greater challenge than what he’ll face in Manny Pacquiao on Saturday. But if anybody can handle fried hot dogs before a championship fight … 

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