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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Watch the official weigh-in for Fight Night Portland on Friday, Sept. 30 at 7pm/4pm ETPT live from the PT Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon.
2016-09-30
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2016-09-29
Dans ces séquences inédites, voyez Eric Shelton et Yoni Sherbatov commenter le résultat surprenant du dernier épisode.
2016-09-28
Forrest Griffin et Matt Parrino discutent des changements dans les classements et donnent un aperçu de l'événement Fight Night Portland et de l'affrontement entre John Lineker et John Dodson. Ils jettent aussi un regard sur la division des poids coq.
2016-09-28