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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Anthony Johnson et Daniel Cormier se disputeront le titre vacant des poids mi-lourds de l'UFC dans le cadre de l'UFC 187. En combat coprincipal, Chris Weidman se mesurera à Vitor Belfort pour le titre des poids moyens.
1 mai 2015
Chris Weidman s'est fait connaître en mettant KO le meilleur combattant de tous les temps, Anderson Silva, à l'UFC 162, causant du coup la plus grande surprise de l'histoire. Weidman défendra son titre pour la 3ème fois contre Vitor Belfort à l'UFC 187.
27 janv. 2015
James Vick used the same choke Jon Jones used to finish Lyoto Machida in this week's submission of the week. Vick is facing unbeaten prospect Jake Matthews at Fight Night Adelaide.
1 mai 2015
L'animatrice Lisa Foiles détaille les plus récents changements à la carte de l'UFC 187 et vous offre un aperçu de la nouvelle vidéo rendue disponible sur UFC.com; "Le combat : Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs Manny Pacquiao".
1 mai 2015