The sport of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and pro-wrestling attract some of the most beautiful women in the world as well as some of the most rugged men to walk the planet. The WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment), the world’s top pro-wrestling organization features lady-charmers such as Ric Flair, Dolph Ziggler and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.
Whereas the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) boasts several stunning Octagon girls and female athletes as well as its own share of charmers including UFC bad-boys Conor McGregor, Nate Diaz, Vitor Belfort and many more.
Let’s take a look at some of the UFC’s Kings and Queens of people’s hearts who could rival the “Man”. After all, “to be the man, you gotta beat the man! Woooo!”.
#5 Luke Rockhold
Luke Rockhold (15-3) is a former UFC and Strikeforce Middleweight (MW) champion, with an MMA base of wrestling, kick-boxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). Demetria Devonne ‘Demi’ Lovato is a multiple-time award winning American musician, pop star and actress. She is a longtime MMA fan regularly appearing Octagon-side at UFC events.
It goes without saying that the UFC’s lanky MW star is a ladies’ man, constantly spotted with 2-3 lady-friends while promoting his upcoming UFC fights at UFC Fight-Night and Pay-Per-View events. After dismantling the previously-unbeaten Chris Weidman for the UFC 185 pound strap at UFC 194 in 2015, Rockhold went on to lose his belt to Michael Bisping at UFC 199 in June of 2016.
However, Rockhold’s a happy man, having dated the aforementioned Demi Lovato in late-2016. Even though Rockhold and Lovato went their separate ways in 2017, he still remains one of MMA’s most notorious playboys, having famously stated before his title-winning performance against Chris Weidman that he has absolutely ‘zero’ interest in settling down and having a family like other fighters such as Weidman.
After being dumped by Demi Lovato, Rockhold is on the prowl once again. Watch out ladies!
#4 Tito Ortiz
‘The Huntington Beach Bad Boy’ Tito Ortiz (19-12-1) is a former UFC Light-heavyweight (LHW) champion, with an MMA base of wrestling and boxing. Jenna Jameson is an American pornstar, entrepreneur, web-cam model and former stripper.
Being famously referred to as ‘The Queen of Porn’, Jameson needs no introduction to the MMA fans, having 2 sons with Ortiz in a relationship that lasted from 2006-13. Ortiz then moved on to a relationship with former UFC ring girl Amber Nicole Miller, with whom he’s still in a relationship.
Ortiz is known as ‘The Huntington Beach Bad Boy’ for a reason, having wooed multiple women throughout his stint in the UFC, especially before meeting the aforementioned Jameson. Now although Ortiz would later jump ship to Bellator after hitting a downward stride in his UFC career, he ended his career in style with a dominant submission win over ‘The American Gangster’ Chael Sonnen at Bellator 170 in January of 2017.
How the hot-headed MMA legend and former UFC/Bellator attraction, managed to land one bombshell after another remains a mystery. That said it’s safe to assume that under Tito’s infamous big ‘Cracked Skull’, is the brain of a genius that enables the California native to land attractive women.
‘The Huntington Beach Bad Boy’ Tito Ortiz is the one of the UFC’s greatest Playboys of all time.
#3 Arianny Celeste
Penelope Lopez Marquez better known as Arianny Celeste is an American ring girl, model and TV show host. MMA fans need no introduction to...in Mike Goldberg’s words- ‘The Beautiful Arianny!’ However, a lesser known fact about the gorgeous Octagon girl, of Mexican and Filipino descent, is that she’s an absolute ‘Player’.
Celeste has famously dated UFC and MMA veteran Josh aka Joshua Burkman as well as Tiki Ghosn (Yes! The Tiki Ghosn that got knocked the hell out years ago by Robbie Lawler). Besides having dated the aforementioned UFC veterans, Celeste was also engaged to Indian-American entrepreneur, Praveen Chandra, and God Lord! What a fiasco that was!
Celeste was accused of trying to kill Chandra with...Wait for it...her sharp heels. However, the pathetic allegation by the aforementioned Chandra, was overruled by the Court of law, and Celeste walked free. After breaking off her engagement with Chandra, Celeste went on to feature in several popular international fashion magazines, stealing the hearts of millions of MMA fans in the process.
Penelope Lopez Marquez aka Arianny Celeste is not only the Queen of Octagon girls but also the Queen of Hearts.
#2 Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone
Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone (32-8-1) is a former kick-boxer and current UFC Lightweight (LW) and Welterweight star, with an MMA base of kick-boxing and BJJ. Born in Columbus, Ohio but raised in Denver, Colorado Cerrone is the busiest fighter in the UFC; fighting several times in a given calendar year.
‘Cowboy’ was one of the biggest stars of the WEC (World Extreme Cagefighting) MMA organization that was later merged with the UFC, after UFC parent-company ZUFFA bought out its competition including top organizations such as Strikeforce, Pride FC and the aforementioned WEC. At the height of Cerrone’s WEC run, Brittney Palmer was the organization’s most popular ring girl.
Cerrone and Palmer met during their WEC stint and the rest as they say is history. They dated briefly and ended their relationship before the WEC’s roster merged with that of the UFC. Both Cerrone and Palmer now work for the UFC, with Palmer being one of the top Octagon girls today, alongside Arianny Celeste, Chrissy Blair, Vanessa Hansen, Camilla Oliveira and Carly Baker among others.
Apart from landing the Playboy model and Octagon girl Brittney Palmer, ‘Cowboy’ has dated a bevy of beauties dating back to his days as a kick-boxer in the mid-2000s to his current run in the UFC in 2017.
Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone likes bull-riding, wakeboarding, airplane stunts, professional fighting and of course, the country boy absolutely loves the ladies!
#1 Bruce Buffer
Aannnddd Nowww!!! Iiiittt’sss Tiiiime!!! Wait, am I doing it right? Not really. There is just one man who can pull it off perfectly and said gentleman tops our list- the one and only Bruce Buffer.
No, he isn’t an MMA fighter, although the 59 year old ‘Veteran Voice of the Octagon’ is a former kick-boxer, 2nd degree black belt in Tang Soo Do, green belt in Mexican Judo and blue belt in BJJ. Buffer retired from kick-boxing back in the day and made a successful transition to being a ring-announcer following in the footsteps of his half-brother; professional boxing and pro-wrestling ring announcer, Michael Buffer.
No fighter in the UFC can dethrone Bruce Buffer, the undisputed king of women’s hearts inside as well as outside the Octagon. In 2015, Buffer famously bragged about being the real-life version of James Bond, bedding gorgeous women, whilst not having to kill the bad guys like Bond.
On his ‘It’s Time’ podcast, Buffer hosted a special Sex and Relationship edition, where he revealed that most married men are jealous of his...ahem...James Bond-like existence. He went on to boast that he can sleep with whoever he wants, and with his Octagon gig of travelling the world whilst getting ringside seats to several high-profile UFC fights; one can’t help but envy the old stallion.
Bruce Buffer, the UFC’s very own James Bond, is the King of our list as well as millions of female hearts, the world over.
Luke Rockhold’s laid-back style and Tito Ortiz’s penchant for attracting stunners are trumped by Arianny Celeste’s ability to woo men of different nationalities. ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone charms the women with his country-boy gimmick but pales in comparison to the legendary Bruce Buffer, who can give ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair a run for his money.
As always, keep up with our tradition all of you playboys and playgirls out there. Write in to me about fighters that you think could’ve made our list.