â€œUFC,â€ or â€œUltimate Fighting Championshipâ€ refers to a company that promotes mixed martial arts around the world. Â It holds several fights under eight weight divisions. Â The UFC is currently based in the U.S., but its fights are shown in different networks from different countries around the world. Â Players of this sport are called UFC fighters who primarily have Â backgrounds in several other disciplines, especially those that involve martial arts. Â Some have backgrounds in karate, jiu-jitsu, and taekwondo, while others also have experience in wrestling, boxing, or Muay Thai. Â And since the popular sport involves kicking one’s opponent as one of the moves, many people and fans of the sport have noticed that some UFC fighters paint their toenails. Â This has led to many questions on why this particular activity is done by male UFC fighters. Â But there is actually one simple reason for this particular occurrence. Â The only reason that toenail-painting is done by UFC fighters is to make their nails stronger. Â It is said that the nail polish will help strengthen toenails making them withstand extra pressure from kicking, for example. Â Toenails can easily crack and break if they are left unpolished.
In a competitive sport like the UFC, a fighter needs all the help he can get. Â If he can get some help or advantage in terms of toenail strength, then putting on some nail polish shouldn’t be a cause of concern. Â But then, of course, the nail polish color is usually black since it involves male fighters and players of the sport. Â It would have been a different issue all throughout the sport if some UFC fighter chose a more feminine color like pink or red, for example. Â If this is the case, then the toenails of such a fighter would command much more attention than the fight or the sport itself.