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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Dans l'Octogone, Carlos "The Natural Born Killer" Condit et Martin Kampmannse sont livrés une véritable guerre de tous les instants. Condit se mesurera maintenant à Thiago Alves en combat principal de l'événement UFC Fight Night à Goiania, Brésil.
22 mai 2015
UFC correspondent Megan Olivi sits down with Anthony "Rumble" Johnson to talk about his opponent change, his fight camp, and more. "Rumble" battles Daniel Cormier in the main event for the vacant light heavyweight title at UFC 187 in Las Vegas.
22 mai 2015
Dustin "The Diamond" Poirier utilise son jeu au sol à son avantage contre Pablo Garza, à qui il a passé un étranglement d'Arce au second round. Poirier se mesurera à Yancy Medeiros en carte principale de l'UFC Fight Night à La Nouvelle-Orléans, Louisiane.
22 mai 2015
L'animatrice Lisa Foiles vous offre un compte-rendu de la journée des médias de l'UFC 187 et plus encore dans cette édition de la minute UFC.
22 mai 2015