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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During the UFC 201 weigh-in at Fox Theatre on July 29, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photos by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
29/07/2016
No episódio 5 da série Embedded UFC 201, o campeão dos meio-médios Robbie Lawler mostra alguns movimentos de MMA para Coy Wire, um anfitrião da CNN e sósia de Lawler. O desafiante Tyron Woodley treina sob o olhar atento de seu treinador Din Thomas...
29/07/2016
Acompanhe a pesagem oficial do UFC 201 nesta sexta-feira (29), a partir das 17h (horário de Brasília).
29/07/2016
Relembre vitória de Tyron Woodley sobre Josh Koscheck no UFC 169. O desafiante ao cinturão dos meio-médios, Woodley encara o campeão Robbie Lawler na luta principal do UFC 201, no próximo sábado (30).
25/07/2016