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
No dia 8 de abril, o campeão Daniel Cormeir e o desafiante Anthony Johnson fazem revanche que vale o cinturão dos meio-pesados, no UFC 210. Cormier venceu o primeiro encontro, quem leva esse?
21/03/2017
Em 8 de Abril, o campeão Daniel Cormeir e o desafiante Anthony Johnson fazem a revanche mais esperada do ano, valendo o cinturão dos meio-pesados, no UFC 210.
20/03/2017
Inglês nocauteou o norte-americano Corey Anderson no 1º round da luta principal do UFC Londres, nesse sábado (18).
19/03/2019
Islandês foi arrasador e finalizou Alan Jouban no segundo round do co-main event do UFC Londres, evento que aconteceu nesse sábado (18).
19/03/2017