Are Kyler Murray & Valentina Shevchenko Dating? Arizona Cardinals Star Hints at the MMA Fighter Being His Alleged Girlfriend at UFC 300

Published 04/14/2024, 8:48 AM EDT

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UFC 300 was a star-studded affair. Held at the vibrant T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, the event not only captured the attention of fight enthusiasts but also drew an impressive array of celebrities to its audience. Among the luminaries were Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray, legendary former world champion Mike Tyson, and tech magnate Mark Zuckerberg. However, Murray’s latest X post sparked particular interest and led to widespread speculation on social media.

Kyler Murray was spotted next to none other than MMA powerhouse Valentina Shevchenko. Their proximity to such a high-profile event raised eyebrows and ignited rumors. Could there be more to their seating choice than mere coincidence?

How did Kyler Murray end up next to Valentina Shevchenko?

In a post shared by Kyler himself, it showed Kyler sitting next to Valentina at the UFC 300 match. Both could be seen smiling, and Murray captioned the post, “My date is whooping any of yall’s ass..🥰 #UFC300.” It’s unclear if Kyler’s use of the word ‘date’ means they are actually dating or if he was jesting.


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Andy Lang Bets, an X user, asked, “I need the backstory of how Valentina Shevchenko ended up sitting next to Kyler Murray…” It may be some time before we get to know the backstory of the UFC picture. Their past dating history also is a matter of mystery as the two are notoriously secretive about their personal lives.

Have the two dated others in the past?


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Murray’s social media presence is a carefully curated showcase of professional milestones with rare glimpses into his personal sphere. One such example is from June 2021 when Morgan LeMasters posted a picture with him on Instagram. But the post gained so much attention that it prompted her to make her account private. However, he has never confirmed if he was dating Masters.

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Equally enigmatic are the speculated ties between former UFC fighter Jon Jones and Valentina Shevchenko, a theory put forth by Chael Sonnen on the Flagrant podcast. Sonnen said that there might be a love triangle with former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm and MMA Jon Jones. Sonnen had said, “Maybe Jon Jones was like, in an intimate relationship, perhaps with Holly Holm. And then Bullet Shevchenko came in and stole Jon Jones.”


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The conjecture arose from Shevchenko’s defense of Jones after his legal troubles, with commentator Andrew Schulz musing about a past liaison between Holm and Jones that Shevchenko may have disrupted. The plot thickened with Sonnen’s reveal that Jones and Shevchenko shared accommodations ahead of UFC 285, a tidbit that stirred the pot of public fascination.

We might have to just wait around till one of them confirms the relationship. Till the time nothing’s official, it’s all just speculation.


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Jakso James


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Jakso James is an NFL Writer at EssentiallySports. Jakso’s analysis takes a reader around the league with a look at the player strategies and stats. An ardent football lover himself, he developed a strong connection with the Denver Broncos as he witnessed Russell Wilson break the barriers.
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