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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Voyez les face-à-face entre Johny Hendricks-Stephen Thompson et Roy Nelson-Jared Rosholt. Ne manquez rien de l'action en direct gratuitement à 4:00 HEC sur Kombat Sport.
5 févr. 2016
Alex Nicholson fera ses débuts à l'UFC contre Misha Cirkunov à l'événement Fight Night Las Vegas, mais cela ne l'a pas empêché de demander sa copine en mariage avant son face-à-face avec Cirkunov. Ne les manquez pas dimanche sur Kombat Sport.
5 févr. 2016
UFC Fight Night weigh-in at the MGM Grand Conference Center on February 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
5 févr. 2016
CM Punk sera à l'écoute lorsque Mickey Gall affrontera Mike Jackson en combat préliminaire UFC FIGHT PASS à l'événement Fight Night Las Vegas. Punk a discuté avec UFC.com et révèle où il en est rendu en plus de parler de Gall, son potentiel adversaire.
5 févr. 2016