Euphoria star Sydney Sweeney is a trained MMA fighter

Shola Lee

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Euphoria star Sydney Sweeney is a trained MMA fighter

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As if Sydney Sweeney couldn't get any cooler, it turns out she's also a trained mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter.

The Emmy-nominated Euphoria star took to Instagram to explain how much she'd missed fighting.

Sweeney started training in the sport aged 14 and entered her first competition at 18.

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Sweeney was encouraged to enter the sport by her parents, as she explained on The Kelly Clarkson Show: "My mom and my dad would tell me to try and fall in love with as many things as possible."

And she's a talented fighter, as she told Marie Claire back in 2018: "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!"

The Euphoria star is a trained fighter. Credit: Album/Alamy Stock Photo
The Euphoria star is a trained fighter. Credit: Album/Alamy Stock Photo

The actor added that while she was 'very into' MMA fighting, she had to put it on hold as she became a regular on shows like Euphoria and The White Lotus.

"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."

However, Sweeney seemed to get back to it earlier this year, taking to Instagram in February with a video of her training captioned: "missed this."

And people loved seeing the actor embrace her fighting skills, with one saying: "Ok, so you can just do it all basically? Love this."

Another added: "She throwin them punches with a purpose. I like it though. Good work."

Another said that Sweeney's character in Euphoria, Cassie, would easily win a fight against her frenemy Maddy, played by Alexa Demie: "And maddy said she going to beat the sh*t out of you..."

To be fair, it's making us rethink that whole fight hype between Cassie and Maddy.

Another used it as a reason to defend her character on Euphoria: "I love you so much. I be defending Cassie to my bf and then I see this and I'm like WHAT A WOMAN."

Another said that Sweeney should play a superhero: "Marvel or DC someone gotta sign her up for either two," and we have to agree.

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Topics: Celebrity, Film and TV, Instagram, MMA

Shola Lee
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