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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Voyez la pesée officielle de l'événement Invicta FC 9 le vendredi 31 octobre à 17:00 HE/14:00 HP.
27 oct. 2014
Le poids moyen Michael "The Count" Bisping a affronté le vétéran de l'UFC Brian Stann lors de l'UFC 152. Voyez maintenant Bisping se mesurer à Luke Rockhold en combat principal de l'événement UFC Fight Night Sydney.
31 oct. 2014
L'ancienne star de football et poids mi-lourd Ovince Saint Preux a endormi Nikita Krylov avec un étranglement "à la Von Flue". Voyez Saint Preux se mesurer à Mauricio "Shogun" lors du combat principal de l'UFC Fight Night Uberlandia.
31 oct. 2014
UFC Minute host Lisa Foiles runs down all of the need-to-know news for Friday, October 31.
30 oct. 2014