MMA is often seen as quite a violent sport, and because of that many fans don’t expect huge celebrities to enjoy the product. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth as a lot of Hollywood’s biggest stars are actually huge UFC fans and they really enjoy the product.
Celebrities often find themselves at ringside watching the product as often as they can, and there are some surprising names that really enjoy attending events or watching from home. While people in combat sports such as boxers might be expected to be fans, there are plenty of celebrities from other worlds such as music and movies that love UFC just as much.
Considering his WWE background, some people might not think that Dwayne Johnson would like UFC, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. While he is possibly the busiest man in Hollywood, Johnson still finds the time to sit back and enjoy the fights when he can.
He appeared at UFC 244 where he presented the BMF Title, but that wasn’t just an appearance for the sake of promotion. Johnson is a genuine fan who often tweets and shares his thoughts on the product, showcasing his love for MMA despite being one of the biggest wrestling stars of all time.
David Spade is another famous Hollywood name that loves to watch UFC and has attended plenty of shows throughout his time as a fan. He has often spoken about the sport in interviews and made claims that it has overtaken boxing in his opinion.
He isn’t just someone who watches it and doesn’t take things in either, as Spade has spoken in great detail and shown analytical knowledge about the industry too, with this being something he is clearly passionate about.
David Beckham is one of the greatest soccer players of all time, and he is somebody that crossed into the world of mainstream media as well. Whether it be through his modelling or his own clothing range, Beckham has always stayed very busy, including owning his own soccer club, Inter Miami
However, in amongst all of his busy schedule, Beckham finds time to be a fan of MMA as well. He has been and visited the UFC Performance Institute and he often watches the show, being friends with Conor McGregor and several other fights.
Snoop Dogg is one of the most likeable celebrities in the world and one of the reasons for that is because he crosses so many different worlds. While he is predominantly a rapper, Snoop has no problems showing the world everything else that he likes, which has in turn grown his audience.
Something he is a big fan of is UFC. Snoop Dogg is good friends with Dana White and because of that the rapper has often been seen at a variety of events, and he has even been involved with the video game series as well.
Another musician that loves UFC is Madonna, who is one of the biggest names in the world of pop. She has achieved everything there is to possibly do within her own industry, and she shocked the fighting world at UFC 205.
She turned up live to the event and actually sat with another celebrity, Zac Efron, to watch the PPV. People were surprised to see her as a big fan of the sport, however, MMA is clearly something that she is interested in.
Leonardo DiCaprio is a huge celebrity, but because he typically keeps his life very private, a lot of people may not know that he loves MMA. DiCaprio has attended several UFC events, doing his best to hide his identity with caps.
However, he is somebody that loves the sport and while he may not be able to physically attend as many shows as he would like, the talented actor is certainly a big fan and will watch the PPVs avidly.
Kevin James is known best for his movie career which has seen him involved in countless top comedies. He even featured as the lead actor in Here Comes The Boom, which is a movie all about MMA, but that wasn’t just a random role he took on.
James is actually an MMA fan in real life, and being able to portray an MMA fighter only helped to enhance his love for the sport. He brought a lot of fighters into his show, King Of Queens, long before the sport blew up in terms of popularity as well, showcasing the fact he is a long-term fan.
Idris Elba is another popular actor who has a love for MMA, and a lot of that boils down to his own personal journey with combat sports. The British actor actually attempted to become a kickboxer at one point in his life, which showcases that he understands the industry from a more technical level.
Elba has trained in MMA himself, which was down to his love for the sport. However, it isn’t just from being physically involved that the actor likes it, as he is also a fan of watching the PPVs as well.
Mandy Moore is a very talented actress who is best known for voicing Rapunzel in the Disney movie, Tangled, or for her role in the hit show, This Is Us. However, something that some people might not be aware of is the fact that she is a huge UFC fan.
Moore has attended countless UFC events and is someone who has a massive passion for the sport. She even created a music video for one of her songs that featured Chuck Liddell, linking her love for MMA into her career.
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