When you put together some of the world’s most beautiful women and a roster full of testosterone-fueled fighters it’s inevitable that some sparks will fly, right?
Fans often like to speculate as to whether any of the fighters on the UFC roster have managed to successfully woo the Octagon girls, and all kinds of rumors have been spread over the years as to who may or may not have been dating.
In this article we’ll stick to the facts rather than the hearsay as we name six lucky UFC fighters who genuinely have dated an Octagon girl…and let’s just say that one or two are going to raise a few eyebrows!
Josh Burkman & Arianny Celeste
As the most famous Octagon girl of all-time, Arianny Celeste could have pretty much any man she cares to bat her eyelashes at, so it many come as something of a surprise that once upon a time she dated none-other than Josh Burkman.
Burkman, a product of The Ultimate Fighter season 2, was in the process of fighting off a rear-naked choke in a bout with Chad Reiner at a UFC Fight Night event in January of 2007 when he suddenly spotted Celeste sitting Octagon-side.
“I saw her and I thought to myself, ‘I can’t let myself get choked out in front of her. I had to figure something to do,” Burkman told Yahoo! Sports a few months later.
Burkman would go on to win the fight, taking his UFC record to 4-1 at the time, and then a few weeks later plucked up the courage to ask out the Octagon girl.
She said yes and the two would go on to date for several months in 2007 before breaking up.