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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Recente
A partir das 10h55, assista Ao Vivo à pesagem de todos os lutadores do UFC Liverpool. Evento acontece nesse domingo (27), com transmissão do Canal Combate.
26/05/2018
Relembre vitória arrasador de Darren Till sobre Donaldo Cerrone no UFC Gdansk, em 2017. "The Gorilla" volta ao octógono nesse domingo para enfrentar Stephen Thompson na luta principal do UFC Liverpool.
22/05/2018
Relembre vitória por nocaute de Darren Till no UFC Goiânia, em 2015. O inglês volta ao octógono nesse domingo (27) para enfrentar o norte-americano Stephen Thompson na luta principal do UFC Liverpool.
22/05/2018
O "Pesadelo Nigeriano" fala sobre o triunfo sobre Demian Maia por decisão unânime na luta principal do UFC Chile.
21/05/2018