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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Écoutez les commentaires de Demetrious Johnson et Tim Elliott après leur face-à-face à la pesée de l'événement The Ultimate Fighter Finale. Les deux poids mouche se disputeront le titre dimanche sur UFC Premium.
2 déc. 2016
Joe Rogan vous fait son analyse d'avant-combat de l'événement The Ultimate Fighter Finale mettant en vedette le champion poids mouche, Demetrious Johnson, et le vainqueur de la plus récente édition TUF, Tim Elliott.
2 déc. 2016
Le champion poids mouche de l'UFC, Demetrious Johnson, discute de son prochain adversaire, Tim Elliot, de la division des poids mouche et du combat coprincipal entre Joseph Benavidez et Henry Cejudo.
2 déc. 2016
Le No 1 chez les poids mouche, Joseph Benavidez, et le No 2, Henry Cejudo, vous offrent un aperçu de leur combat coprincipal et discutent de leur rivalité qui n'a cessé de s'exacerber tout au long de l'aventure The Ultimate Fighter.
2 déc. 2016