Here are AmazingMMA’s 5 best tips for staying awake for the late-night UFC Main event.
1 Staying Awake for the late-night UFC main event is difficult, but with some planning this is easily achievable. One of the most important things in life is diet, and it is no exception when staying awake for the late-night UFC main event. We would suggest eating well during the day by filling up on protein. Avoid easy fix carbs like pizza and foods containing high amounts of sugar, otherwise you will just crash. Try eating some salmon and potatoes, or even a nice steak, and you will be good to go all night. For a quick snack try a mixture of nuts and seeds. Most important of all don’t forget to stay hydrated by drinking lots. This means water not beer! If it must be beer then start as late as possible, otherwise it is lights out for you.
2 Being active in general is known to stop tiredness creeping in, so by doing a few squats or lunges every couple of hours will keep you going nicely. You could even knock a few rounds out on the bag.
If you find yourself struggling then extreme measures may need to be taken. Apparently a little pain will wake you right up, so how about a friendly game of mercy with your mates? Or a little light grappling? However, don’t let this get out of hand! We don’t want the main event happening in your best mates living room. His wife just bought that rug and you’re still wearing your shoes!
3 How about a power nap?
Why not try a power nap like Ronnie O’Sullivan or Betrand Piccard? Some suggest that a quick 20 minute nap can rejuvenate you enough to complete any task that you could normally do after a full 6 hours of sleep. Just look at Pilot Betrand Piccard.
Betrand flew solo around the world in a solar powered plane, flying three days in a row across the Pacific Ocean, by just taking 20 minute naps throughout the day. If he can do that then you can certainly sit on your couch, sipping gently on a whisky and eating your salt and vinegar crisps.
4 Another tip for staying awake for the late-night UFC main event is interacting with people. Interacting is a proven method of keeping you from nodding off, so why not start a conversation with someone? Those of you who have been partying too much won’t have a problem with this. Some of you however (you know who you are) have too much of a problem, take a breath for god’s sake the prelims are on!!! If you are planning on staying awake for the late-night UFC by yourself and will be watching on your own then maybe call someone, I’m sure they will be only too glad to hear from you at 4.15 in the morning.
5 Having a massive giggle has also been found to keep the sleep out of your eyes. I’m sure if you are watching the UFC with your friends then the fun is well and truly happening. Just in case you are sitting alone in your PJ’s, or you have friends that are as dull as Brexit, Amazing MMA have attached a funny clip of Eddie Murphy below to get those laughing muscles moving and stimulating you throughout the night.