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
O irlandês participou do lançamento dos uniformes do UFC, mas também não deixou os treinos de lado. Logo depois, Mendes aparece suando muito e brinca com seus companheiros de treino sobre a postura do novo rival.
03/07/2015
Watch the post-fight press conference for Invicta FC 13 live following the event.
01/07/2015
Watch the weigh-in for Invicta FC 13 live Wednesday, July 8 at 9pm/6pm ETPT.
01/07/2015
Norte-americano finalizou o rival em julho de 2014, no segundo round. Ele volta ao octógono no UFC 189, quando enfrenta Jeremy Stephens. - Confira o card: http://on.ufc.com/UFC_189
01/07/2015