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.

National Daughters Day: Amanda Nunes & Nina Ansaroff

National Daughters Day: Frankie Edgar

National Daughters Day: Sara McMann

National Daughters Day: Kendall Grove

National Daughters Day: Niko Price

National Daughters Day: Jesse Taylor

National Daughters Day: Ramsey Nijem

National Daughters Day: Alistair Overeem

National Daughters Day: Louis Smolka

Animals of Instagram: Rafael Lovato Jr.

Animals of Instagram: Devin Powell

Animals of Instagram: Cris Cyborg

Animals of Instagram: Aleksei Oleinik

Animals of Instagram: Aspen Ladd

Animals of Instagram: Mike Davis

Weekly eats: Katlyn Chookagian

Weekly eats: Elliott Marshall

Birthday: Rashad Evans

Anniversary: Andre Soukhamthath

Birthday: Jessica Andrade

Anniversary: Jeremy Stephens

Children of MMA: Max Holloway

Children of MMA: James Krause

Children of MMA: Alexander Gustafsson

Children of MMA: Tony Ferguson

Children of MMA: Urijah Faber

Random leftovers: Donald Cerrone

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