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.
 

Sábado, Agosto 1
10PM/7PM
ETPT
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Midia

Recente
Brasileira tenta conquistar o título peso-galo enfrentando a campeã Ronda Rousey neste sábado, no Rio de Janeiro, no UFC 190. Card - http://on.ufc.com/UFC_190 Assine o Canal Combate - http://on.ufc.com/assinecombate
29/07/2015
Campeão do TUF Brasil 3 enfrenta o francês Nordine Taleb no UFC 190, no Rio de Janeiro, neste sábado, e promete uma boa apresentação. Ele também explica os detalhes da sua última vitória, contra Alan Jouban.
29/07/2015
Ele enfrenta o também brasileiro Iuri Marajó, nos galos, na noite deste sábado no UFC 190, no Rio de Janeiro. Quem será que leva? Card - http://on.ufc.com/UFC_190 Assine o Canal Combate - http://on.ufc.com/assinecombate
29/07/2015
Brasileira enfrenta Jessica Aguilar no UFC 190, neste sábado, no Rio de Janeiro, e espera conseguir a vitória para ganhar outra chance de disputar o cinturão dos palhas. Assine o Canal Combate - http://on.ufc.com/assinecombate
29/06/2015