Did you know that the famous Hollywood actress Sydney Sweeney trains mixed martial arts (MMA)?
She’s been training ever since she was 14 years old, and has even competed in grappling tournaments in her youth!
She revealed that fact about herself in a 2018 Marie Claire interview:
I’m trained in mixed martial arts. I started when I was 14 and did my first competition at 18.
It was a grappling competition against all guys a weight category above me, and I got first place.
Those guys were probably saying: “Oh, we didn’t want to hurt her”, but they were definitely trying.
Everyone broke a sweat!
Sweeney took up MMA after she was encouraged by her parents to try out whatever she wanted:
My mom and my dad would tell me to try and fall in love with as many things as possible.
Unfortunately, as she confined in The Kelly Clarkson show, her acting career and its contracts forbid her from being “too involved” in MMA training:
Unfortunately, you sign a little piece of paper that says you’re not to do X, Y, and Z and I am all of X, Y, and Z.
Nevertheless, the actress remains in love with MMA, as she showed in a last year’s Instagram post:
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