MMA’s week out of the cage: Rory MacDonald trains with Robbie Lawler

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.

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UFC vs. Bellator

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Who would watch this 🙋‍♂️ 🔄 #Repost @phenomlima

A post shared by Bellator MMA (@bellatormma) on Feb 7, 2020 at 5:15pm PST

From foes to training partners

Animals of Instagram

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It’s true love ❤ #spoiled #Canelo #furbabies #lazy

A post shared by Raquel Pennington (@raquel_pennington) on Feb 8, 2020 at 10:48am PST

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A post shared by Uriah Hall (@uriahhall) on Feb 9, 2020 at 2:23pm PST

Weekly eats

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パンツスポンサーをしてもらっている、月島もんじゃ「もへじ」! 月島、両国、浅草、渋谷、上野と都内に多数店舗あります。 試合を見てくれた方から、「もへじ知ってます!美味しいですよね!」と言ってもらえて、なんだか自分も嬉しくなります! オススメは梅干しサワーとイカ墨もんじゃ! 海鮮の鉄板焼きもいいですね! #もんじゃ #海鮮 #もへじ  #月島もんじゃ #おいしいもの

A post shared by shinsho_anzai (@shinsho_anzai) on Feb 6, 2020 at 10:22pm PST


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A post shared by ☯ KIMBO SLICEjR ☯ (@babyslice242) on Feb 8, 2020 at 12:11am PST

Children of MMA

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Last Father Daughter dance is a go…

A post shared by Jason High | MMA | KC Realtor® (@jason_highwalker) on Feb 7, 2020 at 6:53pm PST

Random leftovers

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