UFC 254 reactions: Winning and losing fighters on social media

Since the early days when the sport was anything but a mainstream endeavor the MMA industry has thrived and survived through various websites, forums, and, perhaps most importantly, social-media platforms.

Fighters interact with fans, each other and many more through the likes of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, which helps outsiders get a deeper look into the minds of the athletes.

Following Saturday’s UFC 254 event in Abu Dhabi, several of the winning and losing fighters, along with their coaches, training partners or family members, took to social media to react to the event or share a message with supporters.

The defeated

The defeated: Alexander Yakovlev

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Друзья, вот и прошёл самый ожидаемый турнир года. На котором мне посчастливилось выступить. К сожалению у меня не получилось порадовать вас своей победой, несмотря на то что я был в хорошей форме. Но мы не отчаиваемся и идём дальше. Спасибо моей команде @kdojotribe @muratkeshtov @brigittenarcise @cosmostarmma вы лучшие !!! Отдельный привет и благодарность передаю моим друзьям из @fbbr63, которые развивают детский спорт и поддерживают многих спортсменов, в том числе и меня. Спасибо вам за всё !!! 🇷🇺 @fbbr63 @kdojotribe @cosmostarmma @muratkeshtov @brigittenarcise 👍🏻💪🏻Friends, the most anticipated tournament of the year has passed. On which I was lucky enough to speak. Unfortunately, I failed to please you with my victory, despite the fact that I was in good shape. But we do not despair and move on. Thanks to my team @kdojotribe @muratkeshtov @brigittenarcise @cosmostarmma you are the best !!! Special greetings and gratitude to my friends at @ fbbr63, who develop children’s sports and support many athletes, including me. Thank you for everything !!! 🇷🇺 @ fbbr63 @kdojotribe @cosmostarmma @muratkeshtov @brigittenarcise

A post shared by Alexander Yakovlev (@yakovlevmma) on Oct 25, 2020 at 7:53am PDT

The defeated: Liana Jojua

The defeated: Nathaniel Wood

The defeated: Stefan Struve

The defeated: Ion Cutelaba

The defeated: Liliya Shakirova

The defeated: Walt Harris

The defeated: Jared Cannonier

The draw: Sam Alvey

The victorious

The victorious: Joel Alvarez

The victorious: Miranda Maverick

The victorious: Shavkat Rakhmonov

The victorious: Tai Tuivasa

The victorious: Magomed Ankalaev

The victorious: Lauren Murphy

The victorious: Phil Hawes

The victorious: Alexander Volkov

The victorious: Robert Whittaker

The victorious: Khabib Nurmagomedov

Original article: https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/lists/ufc-254-reactions-winning-losing-fighters-social-media

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