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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Ryan Benoit seemed frustrated through much of his fight against Ashkan Mokhtarian, but capitalized when he needed to.
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There was a little bit of bad blood between Nik Lentz and Will Brooks heading into UFC-Sydney, but Lentz choked it all away.
With a leaping right knee, Tai Tuivasa announced his arrival to the UFC’s heavyweight division.
In a no-brainer “Fight of the Night” candidate, Frank Camacho and Damien Brown beat each other up for 15 minutes.
After averaging just 36 seconds a fight her first four pro bouts, Nadia Kassem got a taste of 15 minutes against Alex Chambers. She passed.
After Eric Shelton dealt with an early takedown from Janel Lausa, he put things on cruise control thanks to takedowns and ground dominance.
In a close fight, promotional newcomer Adam Wieczorek took a decision from a stunned Anthony Hamilton to jerk the curtain at UFC-Sydney.
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