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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Avec un alignement aussi rempli de talents, ce n'était qu'une question de temps avant qu'une négligée ne vienne surprendre une favorite. C'est exactement ce qui s'est produit lors de la 4ème semaine de la série The Ultimate Fighter: A New World Champion.
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Forrest Griffin et Matt Parrino discutent des derniers changements aux classements de l'UFC. Ils parlent notamment de Luke Rockhold, Mike Perry, Uriah Hall, Kamaru Usman et plus encore.
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20 sept. 2017
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20 sept. 2017