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What's up with ... going vegan?

What's up with ... going vegan?

Updated: June 30, 2011, 9:35 AM ET
By Sharon Liao

Mixed-martial arts fighter Mac Danzig and NFL tight end Tony Gonzalez are probably two of the toughest guys on the planet. Both spend their days taking -- and dealing -- vicious hits. They face hulking opponents. To keep up their strength and muscle mass, they must live on steady supply of steak, ribs and burgers ... right?

Not even close. Both athletes are vegan, which means that they avoid all meat, dairy and egg products. "For the longest time, I thought I had to eat animal protein ...

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