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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 Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 5 event in London, 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

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Shit sucks but water off a ducks back off to do some learning bring back a better version #Repost @alexandermunoz55 with @get_repost ・・・ Some of the best advice I ever received was to have a short memory. Win or lose. take what you can from the experience and move on. Don’t rest on your laurels and dont dwell on defeat. Everybody loses. Unfortunately, we don’t get the luxury of facing defeat in silence. Instead, we dare to risk it all on the biggest stage while the world watches and the critics debate. One thing I know for certain is that @nadnarimani is a true warrior and one of the toughest MFs I ever met. I couldn’t be more proud of him and the work he put in this camp. I have no doubt he will be back better than ever. . “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” -Theodore Roosevelt Oh yeah, I fucking love my team! @teamalphamalemma

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#Repost @gilliardparana (@get_repost) ・・・ E chegou o dia , após tanta confusão , falatórios , coisas ruins que aconteceram existiu muito amor , união e trabalho sério para estarmos hoje aqui “ topo do mundo na nossa profissão “ isso é pra poucos mais mesmo assim alguns acham fácil e criticam sem saber “ normal “ ser humano é um bicho esquisito mesmo kkk ! Nos mais que ninguém sabemos aonde chegamos e oque merecemos então vamos lá fazer nosso trabalho e mostrar porque estamos aqui! Hoje independente do resultado da luta digo que me sinto muito orgulhoso por ter trabalhado esse ano todo como professor, pai, mestre e amigo da minha atleta e só eu sei o quanto difícil isso foi então só eu sei oque essa luta significa pra mim , seja qual resultado for saibam que meu orgulho é muito grande de estar aqui com essa menina que tanto amo !! Vamos lá é hora de vencer e jamais se entregar ! PRVT Familia pra quem sabe ser!! #prvt #prvtpelomundo #prvtnoufc #londres #prvtmuaythai #prvtgirls @pedritaprvtufc @prvaletudo

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Posted @withrepost • @neems01 Our friend and client came short on his UFC debut. That is how this sport can play out at times. Despite the set-back, Nick showed the spirt, heart, and conviction of a true warrior. We are so incredibly proud of him, and privileged to be apart of his journey. You learn far more about a person from how they face strong challenges. I learned a lot about Nick this week. Fans, in general, can not process the sacrifices and investments that go into a single contest. It’s an emotional business that can feel very lonely at times. But the reality is an athlete can always come back to fight another day, and we will always be there to help catch our fiends during times of adversity. I can not wait for Nick’s return. There are many victorious moments waiting for him in the near future. 👊🏼💪🏼👊🏼 #momentsmgmt #ufclondon #collectexperiences #sportsbusiness #sports #ufc #friendship

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I want to thank everyone for the support Saturday night. I am so blessed to have the support of so many amazing people, win or lose. It wasn’t a good night at all for me in the octagon but I have to learn from this and come back stronger. Congratulations to @marc_diakiese who implemented his game plan and performed well under a great deal of pressure. Thank you to @firas_zahabi who pretty much held pads for me daily this camp, I wouldn’t have even got to the show without your help. Shout out to all my @tristargym_mtl team mates for their help too many to name individually but the help is always appreciated! Thanks to my family and corners @ratgarbage and @jenkshopper for their help all fight week and camp. Thank you @360punch for letting me use your great facility for my conditioning. Big shout out to @aliabdelaziz000 and @dominancemma_ who always have their fighters backs win lose or draw 🙏🏼 last but not least thanks to all the @ufceurope and @ufc staff who genuinely care for us fighters all week and always make it an enjoyable process. It’s a tough one to swallow but nothing was achieved by living in the past, onwards and upwards 👊🏼

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First things first, I would like to get one thing very clear: I did not submit, verbally or otherwise (play the fight/audio back). If I wanted to submit or tap out, I would have used my right hand -which was completely free at the time the referee ended the fight- to do so. With every fight that I go into, I give my all. I make sacrifices. And I dedicate myself to the sport. The fans have seen that time after time, once I get into the octagon, I’m committed to continuing until the very end and giving the fans what they deserve. On Saturday, that opportunity was snatched from me and the fans. I can understand that the referee may not appreciate the fact that if I ‘lose’ I get half of my money. I understand that the referee may not appreciate that I have a young family to take care of and provide for. I also understand that the referee may not appreciate, or even care, that I am trying to build something that is bigger than myself, a legacy. But what I can’t understand is how the referee made such a bad call? The @UFC is the top promotion in the world, I am a top-class athlete and, for me, it is only right that the standard of refereeing should be the same and I’m thankful for @danawhite’s comments on this situation. ‘No contest’ has been floated about but I want to avenge Saturday night properly and the only way to do that is by getting a rematch AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. This is more than fighting. This is my life and there are no tap outs. All due respect to Claudio but I’m ready to go again right now 😤🇬🇧👊🏾#UFC #UFCLondon #TeamChocolate #HK365 #MMA #London #Liverpool

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Robbery ?? 🤦‍♂️ #Hellyeah

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The victorious

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I’m the fucking fighting pride of this city!

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We came, we saw, and we conquered! 👊🏽

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We almost there #strapseason

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