ByMatt Juul, writer at
MMA and Entertainment Writer
Matt Juul

When the new Dragon Ball Super series finally makes its way to the U.S. next month, don't be surprised if a few and stars tune in to the premiere on .

From headliner to , several of the biggest names in mixed martial arts happen to be huge fans who's excitement level for the series' latest installment should be well over 9000.

Check out our list of the top Dragon Ball Z fans in MMA below.

Ronda Rousey

The former women's bantamweight champion has been very vocal about her love of all things Dragon Ball Z over the years. Rousey has brought up the show and other animes in several past interviews, and even wore a T-shirt emblazoned with her favorite Saiyan when she teamed up with Dwayne "" Johnson during her appearance.

Demetrious Johnson

As if his Goku-like victory dance wasn't a dead giveaway, flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson is also a huge DBZ fan. Johnson declared his love for the show during a chat with fans on Twitter earlier this year.

Stephen Thompson

If you're curious as to how welterweight contender Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson is able to pull off his gravity-defying moves inside the Octagon, the answer can be found in a pretty strange combination. The martial arts whiz credits Dragon Ball Z tapes and Hot Pockets for his amazing athletic abilities.

Marcus Brimage

Former UFC fighter Marcus Brimage took his love for the anime to another level during his time with the promotion. The MMA veteran frequently wore a scouter and even Saiyan armor to his weigh-in and pre-fight appearances, a tradition that has continued during his post-UFC career.

Joe Lauzon

The lightweight veteran has never been afraid to show off his nerdy side and has been known to name drop Dragon Ball Z in interviews. Lauzon also loves to talk about the show and other cartoons with his fans on social media.

Roxanne Modafferi

The former UFC fighter and women's MMA veteran is a bona fide fan of Dragon Ball Z. Modafferi loves to talk about the series with her fans on Twitter and constantly channels her inner Saiyan in the cage.

John Dodson

The Ultimate Fighter alum has a special place in his heart for DBZ as well. Dodson can be seen rocking a vs. shirt in the photo above (which also includes actor Sean Patrick Flanery as a bonus).

Which UFC star would you want to see in a Dragon Ball Z project? Let us know in the comments below.


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