‘It hurts so much’: Bellator 285 winning and losing fighters react on social media

Since the early days when the sport was anything but a mainstream endeavor, the MMA industry has thrived and survived through various websites, forums and, perhaps most importantly, social-media platforms.

Fighters interact with fans, each other and many more through the likes of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, which helps outsiders get a deeper look into the minds of the athletes.

Following Friday’s Bellator 285 event in Dublin, several of the winning and losing fighters, along with their coaches, training partners or family members, took to social media to react to the event or share a message with supporters.

Check out some of those reactions.

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The defeated

The defeated: Georgi Karakhanyan

The defeated: Jordan Winski

The defeated: Mads Burnell

The defeated: Dayana Silva

The defeated: Melvin Manhoef

The victorious

The victorious: Darragh Kelly

The victorious: Brian Moore

The victorious: Brett Johns

The victorious: Ciaran Clarke

The victorious: Pedro Carvalho

The victorious: Leah McCourt

The victorious: Yoel Romero

The victorious: Benson Henderson

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