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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Belal Muhammad set his sights on “little coward” Colby Covington after his split-decision win at UFC Fight Night 121.
In a short-notice callup to the UFC, Jessica-Rose Clark impressed on just 11 days’ notice with a split-decision win over Bec Rawlings.
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Belal Muhammad took a split call from Tim Means for the biggest win of his career, then called out MMA’s newest villain, Colby Covington.
Three big finishes, one wild scrap – the UFC Fight Night 121 prelims turned in some memorable action for those who tuned in early.
Jake Matthews was hoping to be rejuvenated in his return to welterweight. But Bojan Velickovic made it a struggle throughout.
No matter how much Elias Theodorou kicked Daniel Kelly, Kelly wouldn’t go away – and even put Theodorou in trouble a time or two. But ultimately, Theodorou (14-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) just had too much output for Kelly (13-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC) on his way to a unanimous (…)
Alex Volkanovski made Shane Young’s UFC debut a pretty unwelcome one on Saturday night.
Ryan Benoit seemed frustrated through much of his fight against Ashkan Mokhtarian, but capitalized when he needed to.
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