UFC 242 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 242 event in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 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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3Rリアネイキドチョークで一本負けでした。勝つ姿を見せることができなくてすみません。これが今の自分の実力です。 でも諦めません。 今まで何回も悔しい思いをしながらここまで来ました。 また前を向いて頑張ります。 課題もハッキリしているので、しっかり克服して必ず強くなって戻ってきます。 結果がでなくて死ぬほど悔しいですが試合に向けて本当に充実した練習を積んで試合に挑むことができました。 これも日頃応援、サポートしてくださる皆さんのお陰です。 本当にありがとうございます。 いつも応援してくれる仲間にも感謝。 次は胸を張って日本に帰れるようにまた精進していきます! I lost the fight tonight. I'm sorry I didn't show up to win. But I never give up. I've come here many times with regret. I was able to great training camp with the best coaches @henrihooft @coachgjones @kamibarzini @drcpeacock @ryo_chonan @cutman_jp and best teammates in Hardknocks365 and TRIBETOKYOMMA. I'm still growing. So I'll keep moving forward and do my best again. Finally, I appreciate all the people who supported me. I'll be back as a stronger. Thank you. #UFC242 #keepmovingforward

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The victorious

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I’m not surprised 🤷‍♂️

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Alhamdulillah, a lot has been done, and much more remains to be done. As the Father always says: saving achieved skills, we move on. Thanks a lot to everyone who was supporting, worrying and praying for our team, this time the support was at a different level, I sincerely thank everyone. Альхамдулиллах многое пройдено и ещё много чего предстоит пройти. Как говорит всегда нам Отец: сохраняя прежние качества двигаемся дальше. Спасибо большое всем кто болел, переживал и молился за нашу команду, на этот раз поддержка была на другом уровне, я искренне благодарю каждого. #ufc242 #ufcAbuDhabi #mma #ufc

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💎🤝🦅 (via @Rizvan_Magomedov) #UFC242

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