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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Tamdan McCrory fera son retour ce weekend à l'événement Fight Night Portland. McCrory sera en action contre Nate Marquardt lors du combat vedette FIGHT PASS.
26 sept. 2016
Voyez la conférence de presse de l'UFC 205 en direct du Madison Square Garden de New York le mercredi 28 septembre à minuit HEC.
27 sept. 2016
Joe Rogan vous offre un aperçu du combat principal de l'événement Fight Night Portland, mettant en evedette les poids coq John Lineker et John Dodson.
26 sept. 2016
À l'approche de l'UFC Fight Night Portland revoyez John Dodson affronter Manvel Gamburyan à l'événement Fight Night Tampa. Voyez Dodson en action le 1er octobre alors qu'il se mesurera à John Lineker en carte principal de l'événement Fight Night Portland.
23 sept. 2016