UFC 239 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 239 event in Las Vegas 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.

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The defeated

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Well we lost the fight by decision because he wanted cuddle with me on the ground just holding and do nothing but no excuses it is what it is, it was my own fault I just wanted to knock him out soo bad and forgot about everything else didn't listen to my corners and had only a big statement k.o. in my mind I did it already one time 2 years ago and now again 😑 but i'm still soo young i learn from my mistakes and do it better next time this is just a part of the journey either we win or we learn. thanks everybody for the support much love 🙏🏼 Ну, мы проиграли бой по решению, потому что он хотел обняться со мной в партере просто держась и ничего не делая.. но никаких оправданий, это то, что есть, это была моя собственная вина, я просто хотел вырубить его так сильно и забыл обо всем остальном не слушал моих угловых, у меня было только "большое заявление к.о." в моей голове, я сделал это уже один раз 2 года назад, а теперь снова, но я все еще слишком молод, я учусь на своих ошибках и сделаю это лучше в следующий раз, это только часть пути, либо мы выигрываем, либо мы учимся. спасибо всем за поддержку!!

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The victorious

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Gadelha wins. #ufc239 #teamcg

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#andstill 🦁

A post shared by ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Amanda Nunes🦁 (@amanda_leoa) on Jul 7, 2019 at 8:59am PDT

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