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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Ronda Rousey, s'apprête à défendre son titre contre Bethe Correia. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua et Antonio Rogerio Nogueira se préparent en vue de leur combat revanche tandis que Minotauro Nogueira espère remporter une victoire contre Stefan Struve.
2015-07-29
Dans cette nouvelle édition "Inside The Octagon" présentée par Unibet, John Gooden et Dan Hardy vous offrent un aperçu de l'UFC 190 : Ronda Rousey vs Bethe Correia.
2015-07-28
Sam Stout et Yves Edwards se sont affrontés dans le cadre de ce combat de poids légers. Stout et la foule canadienne ne s'attendront maintenant à rien d'autre qu'une autre victoire. Voyez Stout en action lors de son duel contre Frankie Perez à Saskatoon.
2015-07-24