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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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Shaq visits American Top Team

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I’ve come along way from needing a courage assist from my Dad to come up to you in the San Antonio airport for an autograph. In all honesty, I’ma 90’s kid who grew up in San Antonio beyond idealizing you because your one of our own. “I hand the game, rap albums, jerseys, the Shaqnosis shoes, everything..lol” So I can’t even say this is a bucket list experience because this goes beyond what was even in the realm of possibilities for me growing up…MMA takes a lot out of you but today it gave back to me in a really big way. “From Hero to Training Partners.!!” Awesome time sharing the mats with you.!!🤘🏽💯 @shaq #🐺werewolfoftexas #kidfromSanAntonio #now #SaTownsFinest #childhoodmemories #childhoodhero #to #trainingpartners #MMA #NBA #americantopteam #atthq #attnation #BSG🏯 #theglowup #issoreal 🧖🏽‍♂️💯

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Happy birthday to my big brother Nick 🎂 💯

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Animals of Instagram

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Weekly eats

Children of MMA

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Mornings with my Valentina ❤. #BeautyAndTheBeast

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Activities and adventures

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#greenjacketgoldjacket #whogivesashit

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Random leftovers

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