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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L'animatrice de "La minute UFC", Lisa Foiles, vous parle des récents ajouts à la carte de l'événement Fight Night Winnipeg.
2017-10-16
L'animatrice de "La minute UFC", Lisa Foiles, vous offre un aperçu de la carte de l'UFC 218 mettant à l'affiche Max Holloway vs Frankie Edgar le 2 décembre prochain à Détroit. Les billets sont en vente maintenant.
2017-10-16
"On the Fly" avec Darren Till alors q'il se prépare en vue du plus gros combat de sa vie contre Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone à l'événement Fight Night Gdansk le samedi 21 octobre sur Fight Network et UFC FIGHT PASS.
2017-10-16
Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone est en tête d'affiche de l'événement Fight Night Gdansk contre l'invaincu poids mi-moyen Darren Till. Vous pouvez regarder l'événement sur Figtt Network et UFC FIGHT PASS le samedi 21 octobre.
2013-10-13