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.

Danis responds to Jake Paul

Weekly eats: Joe Rogan

Weekly eats: Darren Till

Weekly eats: Jim Miller

Birthdays: Mauricio Rua

Birthdays: Jessica-Rose Clark

Children of MMA: Trevin Giles

Children of MMA: Nina Ansaroff

Children of MMA: Sean O’Malley

Activities and adventures: Georges St-Pierre

Activities and adventures: Aspen Ladd

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