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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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A personal loss

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Today I lost my hero to cancer, my father was the bravest, strongest , hardest working and most caring person I’ve ever known. Always the life of the party and made everyone he ever came in contact with feel good. I never could have imagined we would be going through this right now. All the lessons I wanna try and pass along I learned from my dad. You know its about the legacy we leave behind and my dads legacy will be one of just a great person, loving husband and father and friend to everyone. If you’ve ever met Percy Benoit you’re better for it. We were able to see some amazing things pops and I hope you enjoyed the ride, I only wanted to make you proud. I love you pop, you were the strenght of this family , now you get to rest. No more pain. Love you Dad #rip #cancersucks

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Birthdays, anniversaries and engagements

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Today’s a real ones birthday 🙌🏾 #alhamdulillah

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She said yes!!!! ❤

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Children of MMA

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You're my right hand, you're my go to.

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Weekend mornings 💕

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Dad life…the best life 😎😎😎

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Weekly eats

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Balling On A Budget!

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Activities and adventures

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Hot mamas!!! 🔥 palanga beach-2019

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Such a good time in the desert , I love #UAE !

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Random leftovers

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