Remember when pop singer/actress Mandy Moore was a permanent fixture at UFC events? Joe Rogan called her a “UFC groupie”. They would put her sunshine smiling face up on the jumbo screens and it made the sport a little more mainstream with her celeb support. Even when she wasn’t at events, she’d walk around decked in UFC hoodies and t-shirts that seemed to claim her love for the sport was “as real as it gets”.
Well… What the f*ck happened? Where’d she go? How do you just stop watching a sport? The answer? She got married! Hate to blame it all on the age old institution of marriage but, let’s explore the facts… There was once a report that Mandy Moore was dating Georges St. Pierre. And a rumor that she was hooking up with Dana White. And don’t forget that awful music video she made with Chuck Liddell as her heartbreaking love interest. Hmmm…. Now what did Joe Rogan call her again? A groupie? And then she goes and gets married to this guy. Gee, I don’t mean to be stereotypic, but do you really think he’s a UFC fan? And from that point on, we never saw Mandy again. But, come on can we blame the guy? Would you let your wife hang with a bunch of UFC fighters? Right.
Well, we definitely miss the pretty starlet. Take a moment to honor our MMA loving Mandy Moore with a look back at her UFC days below: