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.
Animals of Instagram: Joe Rogan
Animals of Instagram: Jessica Eye
Animals of Instagram: Aspen Ladd
Animals of Instagram: Mark Hunt
Animals of Instagram: Sidney Outlaw
Weekly eats: Valentina Shevchenko
Weekly eats: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Weekly eats: Juan Archuleta
Weekly eats: Roy Nelson
Weekly eats: Corey Anderson
Weekly eats: Dan Henderson
Weekly eats: Carla Esparza
Children of MMA: Amanda Nunes
Children of MMA: Darren Till
Children of MMA: Lance Palmer
Children of MMA: Makwan Amirkhani
McGregor’s birthday wish
Random leftovers: Kamaru Usman and Lorenzo Fertitta
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