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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Bethe Correia maintains a frenetic pace in the hours leading up to weigh-in, while Ronda Rousey takes a more sedate approach. The stars of the card are joined at the hotel by Jose Aldo, then everyone heads to HSBC Arena for the official weigh-in.
2015-08-01
Megan Olivi vous présente les faits saillants de la pesée en prévision de l'UFC 190 à Rio de Janeiro, Brésil. Voyez les stars telles que Ronda Rousey, Bethe Correia, Shogun Rua, Stefan Struve et plus monter sur le pèse-personne.
2015-07-31
L'animatrice Lisa Foiles vous offre un aperçu des entraînements publics de l'UFC 190 et des commentaires de la championne des poids coq de l'UFC, Ronda Rousey, ainsi que de la première aspirante, Bethe Correia.
2015-07-30
Ça débordait de tensions à la pesée de l'UFC 190. La championne Ronda Rousey et l'aspirante Bethe Correia ont fait de leur mieux pour attendre au combat... Voyez l'UFC 190 à la télé à la carte.
2015-07-31