Celebrity Fans Chime in on the Appeal of the UFC
You know you’ve made it when the stars of stage and screen begin showing up.for your events. But unlike the celebrities in attendance at other sporting events, who are there simply to promote a new film, album, or product, or to be seen by photographers, the celebrity fans who show up to see the UFC are just that – fans. And they’re as hardcore as it gets.
“I was watching back in the Dan Severn days and back when Royce Gracie was runnin’ things,” said Grammy-award winning recording artist Everlast. “Every UFC that I’m within a three hour radius of, I’m there. I love it.”
And despite the fact that the UFC is everywhere these days, most of these true fans were there from the beginning back in 1993. It was that first event that intrigued them and kept them hooked for the next 15-plus years.
Statements like that are common these days, and even an actor like Sylvester Stallone, who is so closely associated with boxing due to his role as the fistic icon Rocky, admits that they’re legit.
“I think it’s replaced boxing – which breaks my heart - but that’s a fact of life because there’s a certain kind of vitality and competitiveness and a willingness to gamble that a lot of boxers, when they reach a certain echelon, won’t, so yes, I’m a big fan,” said Stallone of the UFC.
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