Demi Lovato Is Ready to Step into the Cage for Her First MMA Fight - Maxim

Demi Lovato Is Ready to Step into the Cage for Her First MMA Fight

"She throws elbows better than most of the UFC guys."
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What happens when a pop star trains in mixed martial arts alongside legends like Chuck Liddell? Eventually, she becomes convinced she could hack it in the cage.

That's what's happened to Demi Lovato, who’s desperate to try her hand at a real fight after months of working the bag. “She's brought it up to us a million times," according to Jay Glazer, the sportswriter and gym owner who’s been training Lovato since she first got into MMA.

"She throws elbows better than most of the UFC guys that come in there," Glazer told TMZ.

Lovato has been posting Instagram videos of herself training for months, and she doesn’t look half bad. 

The idea that she's doing anything better than UFC fighters is ludicrous, but she doesn't look lost out there. It certainly looks like it would hurt to have her punch you in the face. Maybe she is ready for a real MMA fight. (Perhaps her new boyfriend, MMA fighter Luke Rockhold, can work her corner.)

If so, she might want to start with someone else who works in Hollywood and occasionally trains in MMA. You know, someone like Ronda Rousey, who is reportedly inching ever closer to her return to the Octagon.