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.

Fighter fists: Jorge Masvidal

Fighter fists: Dustin Poirier

Fighter fists: Kamaru Usman

Fighter fists: Angela Hill

Fighter fists: Niko Price

Fighter fists: Devin Powell

Fighter fists: Tracy Cortez

Fighter fists: Ovince Saint Preux

Fighter fists: Gillian Robertson

Fighter fists: Zach Freeman

Fighter fists: Chase Hooper

Fighter fists: Cory Sandhagen

Fighter fists: Joaquin Buckley

Fighter fists: Michelle Waterson

Weekly eats: Alexander Volkanovski

Weekly eats: Joe Rogan

Weekly eats: Norma Dumont

Weekly eats: Duke Roufus

Wedding: Karolina Kowalkiewicz

Anniversary: Josh Emmett

Anniversary: Steve Kozola

Children of MMA: Max Holloway

Children of MMA: Dustin Poirier

Children of MMA: Amanda Nunes

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