From MMA training to actual fight preparation, MMA fighters’ schedules are pretty strict as if they don’t have enough time to meet more people out there and mind their own social lives. Nonetheless, pursuing romance is not entirely impossible for MMA fighters. Throughout the years, there is evidence and reports of MMA stars and celebrities who got together after meeting during fights, training, or other events.
It’s not surprising that MMA fighters are able to date notable persons in the entertainment industry. MMA stars possess great body buildup. They are also well-off and have many other positive qualities that even popular celebrities would surely be fond of. We’ve witnessed how these couples became successful, but unfortunately, some of them failed and drifted apart.
Here are some of the MMA fighters and celebrities who became couples:
Chuck Liddell and Willa Ford
Chuck Liddle is one of the notable figures in UFC. He is a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and Hall of Famer. During the peak of his career, Liddle was usually seen in bars and clubs. Linddle is apparently popular with girls as he was linked to various female celebrities. Among these women is the Playboy model, Willa Ford.
Tito Ortiz and Jenna Jameson
Tito Ortiz is one of the prominent stars of UFC and a hall of famer. He dated an adult movie star, Jenna Jameson, in 2006. Although they are not officially married, their union has given birth to a twin. Their relationship lasted for many years, but they decided to end their connection in 2013.
Luke Rockhold and Demi Lovato
Luke Rockhold is known for defeating Michael Bisping, Ronaldo Souza, and other best fighters in UFC. Considering the looks and achievements of Rockhold, he can surely get any woman he wants.
Around 2016, Rockhold and Demi Lovato, the singer of the famous movie Frozen, became officially a couple. Demi is a fan of MMA and began practicing it later on. This apparently led to her meeting Rockhold and having romantic development with each other. While their matchup is wonderful, their relationship lasted for a few months only unfortunately.
Roger Huerta and Laura Prepon
Roger Huerta is the first MMA fighter to be the cover model of Sports Illustrated magazine way back 2007. With a 6-winning streak in UFC, Huerta started as a promising fighter with potential to go above and beyond. Him and Laura Prepon were reported dating in 2009. Laura was best known as one of the starts for Orange Is the New Black.
Later on, Huerta decided to leave his career in UFC and start anew in the entertainment industry. Unfortunately, his acting career didn’t soar, and his relationship with Laura turned out to be a failure.
Brendan Schaub and Ronda Rousey
Brendan Schaub is a former UFC fighter and a podcast host. While he was romantically involved with other female stars, he was also reported dating Ronda Rousey, who is a UFC superstar.
While romance and MMA seem to be a bad combination, these couples and many others have proved otherwise. If you’re involved in MMA and finding the perfect match for you, you can try dating platforms, such as AdultFriendFinder.