Social media has become a significant part of the sporting landscape. But few, if any, professional sports match the level of interaction and personal access provided by MMA.
In an individual competition in which nearly every athlete is chasing the same goal of financial success and championship glory, it’s important for fighters to provide insight into their lives in order to connect with fans and gain followings.
Although the life of a fighter often can be mundane and repetitive, there still are moments of interest that take place outside the cage, ring or training room. Here are some of the most interesting of those occurrences from the past week.
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UFC 1hr ago
Mackenzie Dern’s coach Jason Parillo helped sharpen up her striking for UFC 256, but she still didn’t believe him when he told her she hadn’t broken her nose during her victory.
UFC 2hr ago
Following his knockout of Ronaldo Souza at UFC 256, Kevin Holland set his sights on a matchup with Khamzat Chimaev.
Blue Corner 3hr ago
Watch UFC announcer Bruce Buffer deliver an all-time great Cameo for some relationship news – open for interpretation.
UFC 5hr ago
See who Charles Oliveira should fight next after his dominant co-main event win over Tony Ferguson at UFC 256.
UFC 5hr ago
Dana White said that the time has come for Junior Dos Santos to consider his fighting future after his fourth straight TKO defeat at UFC 256.
UFC 6hr ago
Unbeaten French heavyweight Ciryl Gane said he’s ready for whoever the UFC throws at him following his TKO finish of former champion Junior Dos Santos at UFC 256.
UFC 7hr ago
See who Deiveson Figueiredo should fight next after his flyweight title defense against Brandon Moreno at UFC 256.
UFC 8hr ago
The UFC 256 headliner was the latest, and strongest, example of why it’s time to do right by the division.
UFC 10hr ago
Charles Oliveira believes he’s earned the right to face the winner of the upcoming Conor McGregor-Dustin Poirier fight.
UFC 11hr ago
Brandon Moreno ‘ready to take the rematch’ with Deiveson Figueiredo after UFC 256 – but first family time
Brandon Moreno didn’t become the first Mexican-born UFC champion like he hoped, but he sees another opportunity coming his way soon.