Mike Perry offers unique testosterone hack to UFC contender Merab Dvalishvili

UFC bantamweight contender Merab Dvalishvili is known for his intense wrestling and cardio-heavy combat style inside the Octagon. Outside of competition, Merab follows a strict routine to prepare both physically and mentally for his upcoming bouts.

In a recent appearance on the Overdogs podcast, Merab opened up about his pre-bout rituals. During that segment, he talked about how he does not “finish” during intimate moments the week before his match.

In the episode, the host asks: “Merab, so this is what Mike [Perry] tells me. Mike, you said that you don’t like to have sex for how long before the fight.”

Mike Perry then replies: “But I do [have relations] all week, but I don’t finish.”

The host then said: “So Merab, did you hear that?”

Merab hilariously replies by saying, “I see. I tried this yesterday, but I didn’t finish.”

By maintaining intense focus and restricting outside distractions before the match, Merab aims to be in peak mental and physical condition for his upcoming bouts in the Octagon.

While it is generally known that male competitors abstain from sex before an upcoming match, the same cannot be said for women.

In an interview, former UFC competitor and WWE icon Ronda Rousey talked about male competitors who avoid having relations just before a major match. Rousey said that she really tries to have a lot of it because it increases her testosterone levels.

Rousey stated: “For girls it raises your testosterone so I try to have as much as possible before I fight, actually. Not with like everybody. I don’t put out Craigslist ads or anything. But if I got a steady I’m going to be like, ‘Yo, fight time’s coming up.”

She also questioned the notion that male combatants benefit from abstinence. She said: “For the guys, I think that’s a little bit excessive. A lot of the studies I’ve read about it, it’s not really substantiated the claim that if you abstain for that long it actually raises your testosterone. You actually might start producing less.”