There is certainly a lot to like about being a professional mixed martial artist —particularly for those who succeeded at the highest level.
MMA stars enjoy a great deal of notoriety, can make excellent money, and are required to stay in shape as part of the gig. These are all things that generally appeal to members of the opposite sex. This is why many of the sport's biggest names are often seen with a gorgeous guy or gal accompanying them.
In fact, some of the faces we see sitting cageside next to our favorite fighters are quite familiar. In recent years, there have been several MMA standouts who have been romantically linked to some very high-profile celebrities. In many cases, the stars they date are more famous than the fighters themselves.
With that in mind, it's time to take a closer look at the most noteworthy celebrity-fighter couples in recent memory.
Sadly, at least for those who like their love stories to have a happy ending, most of these relationships didn't last. However, as Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose so eloquently put it, "Nothin last's forever. Even cold November rain."
From 1999-2003 Jacques performed on the Florida independent pro wrestling circuit. He also has an amateur wrestling background and currently holds a certification in Krav Maga. Jacques graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2003, with a bachelor's degree in Political Science. He currently resides in Chicago, Illinois. Follow him on twitter @goodeals79.