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Watching These Athletes’ Rituals Is Incredibly Weird (And Hilarious)

Most athletes have some kind of ritual that they do before, during, or after every event. Most of those rituals and superstitions are pretty standard, but some are downright weird.

Check out these ridiculous rituals and see if your favorite sports star made the list.

1. Lyoto Machida, a UFC fighter, drinks his own urine. He believes it has great health benefits.

Lyoto Machida, a UFC fighter, drinks his own urine. He believes it has great health benefits.

2. Jason Giambi wore a golden thong whenever he fell into a rut.

Jason Giambi wore a golden thong whenever he fell into a rut.

3. Serena Williams needs to bounce the tennis ball five times before her first serve, and twice before her second.

Serena Williams needs to bounce the tennis ball five times before her first serve, and twice before her second.

4. Wade Boggs ate a whole chicken before every game.

Wade Boggs ate a whole chicken before every game.

5. Caron Butler drinks a liter of Mountain Dew before and after every game.

Caron Butler drinks a liter of Mountain Dew before and after every game.

6. Leo Manzano does this strange ritual before every race. He believes it loosens up his joints.

Leo Manzano does this strange ritual before every race. He believes it loosens up his joints.

7. This Japanese high schooler’s at-bat ritual takes the crazy cake.

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(via YouTube)

That last kid apparently thinks he’s a samurai. But hey…if it works for him, who am I to judge? I mean, from the looks of it, he’d probably be good with a set of nunchucks. I’ll just let him do his thing.