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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Las Vegas’ two biggest names gear up for their monumental showdown. Conor McGregor continues to perfect his skills in the gym, as his coaches talk glove size and Game of Thrones. Floyd Mayweather and his team come out swinging at Topgolf.
2017-08-21
Watch the fighters of Week 7's Tuesday Night Contender Series face-off.
2017-08-21
Le légendaire groupe rock The Killers joue 'The Man' comme musique d'intro officielle Mayweather vs McGregor. Floyd “Money” Mayweather affrontera “The Notorious” Conor McGregor dans le cadre d'un événement sans précédent le samedi 26 août.
2017-08-20
Voyez le dernier combat de Conor McGregor avant de joindre les rangs de l'UFC au Cage Warriors 51 le 31 décembre 2012pour la ceinture des poids légers. Tout comme il l'a fait à l'UFC, il était devenu le premier double-champion de l'histoire Cage Warriors.
2017-08-19