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 primeiro combate, em janeiro de 2013, Demetrious Johson levou a melhor e venceu John Dodson por decisão unânime. Agora, os dois lutadores voltam a se enfrentar no dia 05 de setembro, no UFC 191.
31/08/2015
O campeão da categoria peso-pena Demetrious Johnson defende o cinturão contra John Dodson no UFC 191, no dia 05 de setembro (sábado), em Las Vegas (EUA). A segunda luta mais importante da noite será entre os pesos pesados Frank Mir e Andrei Arlovski.
31/08/2015
Relembre a vitória de Rodrigo Minotauro sobre Brendan Schaub no UFC 134, no Rio de Janeiro, no dia 27 de agosto de 2011. O brasileiro nocauteou o norte-americano no primeiro round.
27/08/2015
Relembre o nocaute de Ross Pearson sobre Sam Stout no UFC 185, em março deste ano. Pearson volta ao octógono no dia 05 de setembro, no UFC 191, para enfrentar Paul Felder.
30/06/2015