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.

Weekly eats: Georges St-Pierre

Weekly eats: Alexander Volkanovski

Weekly eats: Adam Piccolotti

Weekly eats: Sam Alvey

Weekly eats: Yoel Romero

Birthday: Brian Ortega

Birthday: Derek Anderson

Birthday: Alex Oliveira

Birthday: Paul Daley

Birthday: Brett Johns

Birthday: Colby Covington

Birthday: Michael Bisping

Children of MMA: Andrei Arlovski

Children of MMA: Urijah Faber

Children of MMA: Amanda Nunes & Nina Ansaroff

Children of MMA: Ion Cutelaba

Children of MMA: Mauricio Rua

Children of MMA: Max Griffin

Dustin Poirier hits Park City

Holly Holm hits Sandia

Max Holloway levels up

Derrick Lewis on the links

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