MMA's week out of the cage: Fighters react to Mother's Day on social media

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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Mother’s Day 2019

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Feliz dia das Mães Happy Mother’s Day

A post shared by Thiago "Marreta" Santos (@tmarretamma) on May 12, 2019 at 3:15pm PDT

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Happy Mother’s Day #YourMomKnowsWhoDaFook

A post shared by Jeremy Stephens (@lilheathenmma) on May 12, 2019 at 11:10am PDT

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God blessed you with birthing 10 healthy kids and the last 5 years have been tough for all of us not being able to see you genuinely smile anymore. 😔 But this year, Mother’s Day was different! It took me longer than I thought it would, but I worked my ass off and it was well worth seeing the glow back in you! 🏡 – Ppl don’t get to see what happens behind the scenes. Without getting into crazy personal details, just know all your kids love you! You gave us your best years of your youth, literally raising kid, after kid. The roots you raised me with helped mold me into the man I am today. I’m glad you love the new house- YOUR HOUSE! Love you ma! ❤ • #MothersDay #NewHouse #Family #Mom #DreamChaser #ABC #AlwaysBeClosing!🏡

A post shared by Aljamain Sterling (@funkmaster_ufc) on May 12, 2019 at 7:35am PDT

Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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