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 on ESPN 39 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.
Check out some of those reactions.
The defeated: Garrett Armfield
The defeated: Cortney Casey
The defeated: Tresean Gore
The defeated: Michael Johnson
Yes I am! Keep you’re head up also. I’m convinced they don’t even watch the fights! Would love to see pics of them not paying attention. https://t.co/Iq2ILcBHhP
— Michael Johnson (@Menace155) July 10, 2022
The defeated: Ricky Turcios
The defeated: Jared Vanderaa
The defeated: Douglas Silva de Andrade
The defeated: Armen Petrosyan
The defeated: Rafael dos Anjos
Congrats @RafaelFiziev great win. It was a fun one…you caught me good on that one. Enjoy your victory.
— Rafael dos Anjos (@RdosAnjosMMA) July 10, 2022
The victorious: Saidyokub Kakhramonov
The victorious: Kennedy Nzechukwu
The victorious: David Onama
The victorious: Antonina Shevchenko
The victorious: Cody Brundage
The victorious: Aiemann Zahabi
The victorious: Chase Sherman
The victorious: Said Nurmagomedov
The victorious: Caio Borralho
The victorious: Rafael Fiziev
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