NIK LENTZ: “I just think that the pieces all fit together properly — like how tall I am, how much more training is involved to get to 45, how I have to focus on my diet more so therefore I’m more disciplined — I feel like just everything is right at 145,” he said. “I wasn’t planning to go to 45 at first, but talking to my coaches, talking to Mike Dolce, talking to Eddie Bravo, it just became evident that if I were to get to 145 the right way I could legitimately be a champion there. There isn’t one person that I’ve trained with, high-level coaches at American Top Team [where he's trained for the Mitsuoka camp], that’s said I couldn’t be a champion at 145 pounds.”
He says working with the nutritional guru Dolce, who has helped numerous other fighters slim down before their fights, has been a great experience.
“I’m eating more food. I feel stronger. My conditioning is way better and I just in general feel great and I’m losing weight,” he said. “It doesn’t really make sense to me, it seems like I’m doing the same thing I was doing before, but obviously something is different. It seems like (Dolce) just knows those little things that make the difference.”
Original article by Adam Martin posted on http://blogs.thescore.com