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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Michael Bisping’s new knee
Michael Bisping post-surgery
Animals of Instagram
Animals of Instagram: Aleksei Oleinik
Animals of Instagram: Gillian Robertson
Animals of Instagram: Forrest Griffin
Animals of Instagram: Jessica Andrade
Animals of Instagram: Shana Dobson
Animals of Instagram: Mehdi Baghdad
Weekly eats: Carlos Condit
Weekly eats: Curtis Blaydes
Weekly eats: Thiago Santos
Birthdays, anniversaries and engagements
Birthday: Francis Ngannou
Engagement: Jesse Ronson
Anniversary: Mauricio Rua
Birthday: Sayif Saud
Anniversary: Michael Chandler
Birthday: Kevin Lee
Anniversary: Marlon Vera
Children of MMA
Children of MMA: Donald Cerrone
Children of MMA: Anderson Silva
Children of MMA: Patrick Cote
Children of MMA: Diego Sanchez
Children of MMA: Cub Swanson
Children of MMA: Douglas Lima
Children of MMA: James Krause
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