Photo album: Fathers and fighters

Inside the Octagon, ferocious UFC and WEC fighters go by a bevy of menacing nicknames: The Crowbar, Batman, Lil' Heathen... but outside, many of them go by just three even more powerful letters: "Dad."

Inside the Octagon, ferocious UFC and WEC fighters go by a bevy of menacing nicknames: The Crowbar, Batman, Lil' Heathen... but outside, many of them go by just three even more powerful letters: "Dad." Click to see photo album

Take Vladimir Matyushenko, aka The Janitor, who's headlining the UFC's first-ever fight card in San Diego on August 1. Just 21 years old when his son was born, he raised the boy himself -- all of their extended family still lives in Belarus. Today, Roman Matyushenko is a great martial artist with a promising MMA career ahead of him who just graded from Air Force boot camp.

fdmatyu“Being a father is the hardest and greatest challenge I have ever faced; but it is also the most fun, significant, and fulfilling experience of my life," he says. My son, Roman, has brought the best out of me, and I am grateful to him for that. ”

To celebrate Father's Day, we created this album of pictures of fighters with their own fathers and with their children.
 

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Sean O'Malley earned himself a contract after a phenomenal KO victory on week 2 of Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series on UFC FIGHT PASS. Snoop Dogg had a classic call on "Snoop Cast" of the epic KO.
2017-07-19
Joe Rogan previews the pivotal middleweight battle between Chris Weidman & Kelvin Gastelum set for the main event at Fight Night Long Island.
2017-07-19
Check out the highlights from Sean O'Malley's victory during Week 2 of Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series.
2017-07-18
Dana White explique comment il a choisi Sean O'Malley dans la liste des vainqueurs du second épisode de la série "Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series" et dans quelle mesure ce dernier sera un bon ajout à l'alignement de l'UFC.
2017-07-18