Photo album: Fathers and fighters

Inside the Octagon, ferocious UFC and WEC fighters go by a bevy of menacing nicknames: The Crowbar, Batman, Lil' Heathen... but outside, many of them go by just three even more powerful letters: "Dad."

Inside the Octagon, ferocious UFC and WEC fighters go by a bevy of menacing nicknames: The Crowbar, Batman, Lil' Heathen... but outside, many of them go by just three even more powerful letters: "Dad." Click to see photo album

Take Vladimir Matyushenko, aka The Janitor, who's headlining the UFC's first-ever fight card in San Diego on August 1. Just 21 years old when his son was born, he raised the boy himself -- all of their extended family still lives in Belarus. Today, Roman Matyushenko is a great martial artist with a promising MMA career ahead of him who just graded from Air Force boot camp.

fdmatyu“Being a father is the hardest and greatest challenge I have ever faced; but it is also the most fun, significant, and fulfilling experience of my life," he says. My son, Roman, has brought the best out of me, and I am grateful to him for that. ”

To celebrate Father's Day, we created this album of pictures of fighters with their own fathers and with their children.
 

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UFCプレジデントのデイナ・ホワイトが大会終了後のバックステージでミーガン・オリヴィと共にUFC 184のそれぞれの瞬間を振り返る。
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UFC女子バンタム級王者ロンダ・ラウジーがUFC 184のバックステージでキャット・ジンガーノに納めた圧倒的な勝利を振り返る。
2015/02/28
UFC 184でジョシュ・コスチェックをサブミッションで下したジェイク・エレンバーガーがミーガン・オリヴィとともに自身のパフォーマンスを振り返る。
2015/02/28
ミーガン・オリヴィがUFC 184でリヤード・ウォルシュを相手に素晴らしい勝利を飾ったアラン・ジョウバンをキャッチし試合について尋ねた。
2015/02/28