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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SpaceX … or aliens?
Animals of Instagram
The life of ‘The Notorious’
Weddings, anniversaries, engagements
- UFC lightweight Dustin Poirier receives jiu-jiu black belt from Tim Credeur
- After first UFC win, Andre Soukhamthath rewarded with new 5-fight contract
- Now taking name suggestions for a Georges St-Pierre and Hulk Hogan WWE tag-team combo
Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
Read the full article here: MMA's week out of the cage: Lobov trains special forces, SpaceX freak-outs, Garbrandt's new ink