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Snapshot of the Day: BJ Penn

"When I was cutting weight for my last fight against Joe Stevenson, we were in London trying to find water that I could drink; all their water had at least 5mg of sodium in it. I finally found one that had only 3mg, so I downed an entire gallon before reading on the label that there were 56.3 mg of sulfate in it. Stressing, I woke Jason to ask, "what the hell is a sulfate?!", but he didn't know. Rudy went upstairs to find out from someone else, but we ended up calling the nutritionist in Seattle. Turns out a sulfate is a salt of sulphuric acid. I started freaking out! I was at 158 before drinking the water. The nutritionist told me to not stress out, that I would make it worse although I was close to having a nervous breakdown. She told me to go to sleep and not stress too much. I told myself, 'This is a test; this is all part of being a champion. The fight is only a portion of it.' So I had to talk myself down and relax and concentrate on breathing to go to sleep. I woke up at 163 and cut back down to 155 pretty easily."
-- Tracy Lee writes about her first day in Hilo covering BJ's training.

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