Article

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.
 

sábado, octubre 4
3PM/12PM
ETPT
Stockholm, Sweden

Medios

Reciente
El duro golpeador de peso semi-completo Ilir Latifi le da a Chris Dempsey una calurosa bienvenida a UFC. Vea a Latifi contra Jan Blachowicz en la cartelar central de UFC Fight Night Estocomo.
sep 30, 2014
Los pesos wélter Gunnar Nelson y Rick Story se enfrentarán el Fight Night Estocolmo el sábado 4 de Octubre en Estocolmo, Suecia.
sep 5, 2014
Meet Team Velasquez fighter Alex Torres. Watch him take on Rodolfo Rubio in episode six of The Ultimate Fighter Latin America! An all-new episode airs every Tuesday on UFC FIGHT PASS!
sep 29, 2014
Meet Team Velasquez fighter Rodolfo Rubio. Watch him take on Alex Torres in episode six of The Ultimate Fighter Latin America! An all-new episode airs every Tuesday on UFC FIGHT PASS!
sep 29, 2014