If you’ve heard that fighters shave their legs, it’s true. But why? Are they required to?
Fighters shave their legs because they claim it decreases friction, making it easier to escape holds. The lack of hair makes wounds heal faster, helps deep-tissue massages be less painful, and shows off their muscles. Although typical, shaving is not a requirement to play the game.
This article will explain each of these claims in more detail. We will also look at whether these are legitimate reasons and if it matters if there is a scientific basis behind them. Read on to discover the truth.