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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Anderson Silva returns the Octagon for the long awaited matchup between the "Spider" and Michael Bisping. They'll square off in London on Feb. 27 live and streaming exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS.
12 févr. 2016
UFC president Dana White travels around the country with his friends, sampling the best in local food, fun and fights. In Alaska, they wakeboard in freezing water, hang out with bears and watch some fights.
12 févr. 2016
Les chemins d'Anderson Silva et Michael Bisping se sont croisés et ils ont échangé quelques mots avant de participer aux entraînements publics à l'UFC Gym de Torrance, CA. Ne manquez pas Silva vs Bisping en direct de Londres le 27 février sur Kombat Sport
12 janv. 2016
L'animatrice Lisa Foiles a quelques suggestions pour ceux qui s'ennuieront trop ce weekend et demande les suggestions des combattants Tyron Woodley, Lauren Murphy, Al Iaquinta et Sam Alvey.
12 févr. 2016