Demi Lovato has been tapped to sing the national anthem at the upcoming Floyd Mayweather and Connor McGregor on August 26. The pop star has long been vocal, and visible, about her love for the world of mixed martial arts, so it isn’t a total surprise that she would be associated with a highly anticipated fight.
Demi Lovato first started to show off her love of all things mixed martial arts (MMA) towards the end of last year.
She has made it a point to train with people who are very much involved with the upper echelons of MMA. It was even reported that the singer wanted to have a true, legitimate MMA fight. That said, it isn’t totally surprising that UFC would tap the singer to sing the national anthem.
She has put her training to the test by going against Sylvester Stallone.
Okay. Clearly, Stallone let her win but who else can say they got to rumble with Rocky?
Lovato has expressed that MMA helped her break the boredom of her traditional workouts.
“Sometimes I get really bored when I do just an hour of cardio, so sometimes I struggle with boredom,” Lovato told PEOPLE. “But that’s why I like to train MMA, because it keeps it exciting.”
She even dated BJJ black belt and MMA fighter Guilherme ”Bomba” Vasconcelos at one point.
And, quite frankly, she owned him in the gym. 😂
But, the burning question is, will Lovato plug her Fabletics clothing line?
Only watching her performance will tell.