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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Top strawweight contenders Jessica Andrade and Tecia Torres meet in a high stakes co-main event in Orlando Saturday night on FOX. UFC commentator Jimmy Smith breaks down the matchup.
23 févr. 2018
Voyez la pesée officielle de l'événement Fight Night le samedi 24 février à minuit HEC en direct de l'Amway Center d'Orlando, Floride.
23 févr. 2018
La tête d'affiche de l'événement Fight Night Orlando, Jeremy Stephens, aime pulvérisr ses adversaires et c'est exactement ce qu'il entend faire de Josh Emmett lorsqu'ils croiseront le fer samedi
22 févr. 2018
La tête d'affiche de l'événement Fight Night Orlando, Josh Emmett, discute de son style, de s'il peut finir Jeremy Stephens de la même façon qu'il a fini son dernier comba. Ne manquez pas Emmet en action dimanche sur SFR Sport 5.
22 févr. 2018