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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Stars from Fight Night Macao talk to the media before the big event this Saturday. Hear from headliners Michael Bisping and Cung Le, plus, co-main event fighters Tyron Woodley and Dong Hyun Kim.
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20 août 2014
Dans cet épisode UFC ON THE FLY, le poids moyen Michael Bisping montre son côté sérieux et humble alors qu'il se prépare en vue de son combat. L'UFC Fight Night à Macao sera présenté EN DIRECT le samedi 23 août exclusivement sur www.ufcfightpass.com.
19 août 2014
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19 mai 2014