When you think of UFC, you think of busted lips, broken bones, and blood-soaked canvases… hardly the setting for romance.
However, it would seem that cupid is actually a huge MMA fan, seeing as though many professional fighters have ended up swapping their combat gloves for wedding rings. You'd be surprised just how many people fall in love when competing in the octagon.
In today's UFC world, it's not easy to harmonize relationships, but by following some of the tips we found on TenderBang, you can make your life much more fulfilling.
It's not just the UFC which brings people together romantically. Professional fighting and sports entertainment as a whole are breeding grounds for intimacy and even marriage. The WWE has been responsible for many successful relationships over the years, such as Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.
The Likelihood of Couples and Relationships in UFC
But we are not here to talk about pro-wrestling; we are here to talk about UFC and the happy relationships amongst those athletes.
One of the most important things for any successful relationship is a shared passion. UFC fighters are completely dedicated to their craft – it is only natural that they gravitate towards others who understand the rigors and sacrifice that come with dedicating your life to the art of MMA.
Real-life UFC Couples
Ronda Rousey and Travis Browne
Ronda Rousey might be the most famous face in all of UFC. But did you know her husband is a fellow fighter, Travis Browne? The two were married in Hawaii back in 2014 after two years of serious dating. They actually met when Browne started training at the same gym as Rousey.
Amanda Nunes and Nina Ansaroff
Not only was Amanda Nunes the first woman to become a two-division UFC champion, but she is also one half of a UFC power couple alongside wife and fellow competitor Nina Ansaroff. The pair met in 2012 when they were training partners. In 2018 they announced their engagement, which sent shockwaves through the world of professional fighting.
Montana and Mark De La Rosa
Did you know that Montana and Mark De La Rosa were the first married couple to come out of the UFC? Like most successful UFC couples, these two fighters met while training at the same gym. They were actually married before Montana's professional debut on The Ultimate Fighter Season Finale in December 2017.
Thiago Santos and Yana Kunitskaya
Thiago Santos and Yana Kunitskaya are two of the most formidable fighters to ever set foot in the Octagon. Santos is known as one of the greatest of all time, while Kunitskaya has made a name for herself as something of a comeback kid. They started dating in 2019, though they did not announce their engagement until the end of 2020. They are often pictured training together in their shared gym.
JP Buys and Cheyanne Buys
JP and Cheyanne Buys may not be the first married couple to fight under the UFC banner, but they caused quite a stir when they joined the ranks in early 2021. They will be looking to make just as big a splash in the Octagon as they have done for other promotions in their already impressive careers.