Charlize Theron And 15 More Surprising Celebrity MMA Fans

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The other night on “ConanCharlize Theron talked about her obsession with UFC, or as she put it, watching “sweaty, hot men bleeding all over each other and bashing each other in the face.” So what’s a delicate flower like Charlize doing watching such a brutal sport? Well, nothing out of the ordinary, apparently.

Sure, we already know about the athlete fans or the burly dudes who follow the sport, like Joe Rogan, Michael Clarke Duncan and Kevin James. But in just another sign of MMA‘s meteoric rise into the mainstream consciousness, there are plenty of wimpy, girly or frou-frou celebrities who love them some ass-kicking action. Whether they’re pampered stars who still need their taste of the gritty life, or just bloodthirsty savages like the rest of us, here are 15 other celebrities who you might be shocked to see Octagonside at the next UFC event.

Justin Bieber

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We guess Bieber was just trying to show that paparazzo the new submission move he learned.

Demi Moore

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Now that she’s single, we’ll see if this was all a ruse to impress Ashton.

Mandy Moore

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They don’t call her Mandy “Gore” Moore for nothing.

Ricky Gervais

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Even pasty Brits need to vicariously let off some steam.

Howie Mandel

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Since he’s a germaphobe, we’re guessing he doesn’t sit in the first row.

Janet Jackson

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At one point she even looked like she was on an MMA figher’s workout plan.

Holly Madison

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How do you think she learned to fight off all those other bunnies for Hef’s attention?

David Spade

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Actually, it’s not that surprising that Joe Dirt digs the sport.

Paris Hilton

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And to think, all this time we thought she was a fan of a different kind of ground-n-pound!

Olivia Munn

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Ya know what else she’s a fan of? Filthy, filthy sexts.

Jenna Jameson

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Jenna Jameson can work the mat with the best of ‘em. And that was before she married UFC fighter Tito Ortiz.

Cindy Crawford

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If our sixth-grade selves had been privy to this information, our brains might’ve exploded.

Frankie Muniz

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Finally a way to express years of suppressed child-actor rage.

Ed O’Neill

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Al Bundy definitely seems like an MMA guy. But Jay Pritchett from “Modern Family”? Not so much.

Laura Prepon

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Well, if Ashton’s ever looking for a date to a UFC fight these days…

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