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.
R.I.P Navid Afkari: Dana White
R.I.P Navid Afkari: Sara McMann
R.I.P Navid Afkari: Ian McCall
R.I.P Navid Afkari: Sam Alvey
R.I.P Navid Afkari: Jake Matthews
Animals of Instagram: Kron Gracie
Animals of Instagram: Gavin Tucker
Animals of Instagram: Valerie Loureda
Animals of Instagram: Aspen Ladd
Animals of Instagram: Sergio Pettis
Weekly eats: Demetrious Johnson
Weekly eats: Georges St-Pierre
Children of MMA: Neil Magny
Children of MMA: Matt Schnell
Children of MMA: Alexander Gustafsson
Children of MMA: Andrey Koreshkov
Children of MMA: Artem Lobov
Activities and adventures: Yana Kunitskaya and Thiago Santos
Activities and adventures: Pedro Munhoz
Maternity photos: Amanda Nunes and Nina Ansaroff
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