It’s common for athletes to go without sex before a big event, so it makes sense that cage fighter Alex Reid would impose a sex ban prior to a fight.
But bizarrely, instead of going without nookie altogether, the Celebrity Big Brother winner simply makes sure he doesn’t ejaculate.
Speaking to reporters at the launch of his new TV series Alex Reid: The Fight of His Life, the 34-year-old said he suppressed his urges for two weeks before he competes, claiming his body needs the extra protein.
"I believe that all that semen has a lot of nutrition," he explained. "A tablespoon of semen has your equivalent of steak, eggs, lemons and oranges. I am reabsorbing it into my body and it makes me go raaaaahh."
Of course this strange ritual isn’t going to help his chances of having a baby with new wife Katie Price. The glamour model has said she and Alex are currently trying to get pregnant.