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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Voici un tout nouvel épisode du sixième épisode de la série Lookin' for a Fight. Dana et ses acolytes se rendent à Sioux Falls, dans le Dakora tu Sud. À voir en grande première Youtube le 28 juin.
The guys head to Sioux Falls, South Dakota for a camping trip. Afterward they head to a local fight so Dana can check out some prospects in action. Check out the all-new episode on YouTube now!
2016-06-28
Rafael Dos Anjos s'est isolé de sa famille et s'est rendu à Singapour afin d'apprendre le muay thaï des meilleurs et d'enseigner le jiu-jitsu. Pendant ce temps, Eddie Alvarez a usé de la stratégie inverse, soit de vivre et s'entraîner à la maison.
2016-06-27
Le champion des poids légers de l'UFC, Rafael dos Anjos, défendra son titre pour la seconde fois le 7 juillet contre le premier aspirant Eddie Alvarez en combat principal d'un événement présenté au MGM Grand Garden Arena en direct sur Fight Network.
2016-06-27