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 more via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, helping outsiders get a deeper insight into athletes’ minds.

After Saturday’s UFC 280 event in Abu Dhabi, several of the victorious 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 fans.

The vanquished

The vanquished: Malcolm Gordon

The vanquished: AJ Dobson

The vanquished: Makhmud Muradov

The vanquished: Sean Brady

The vanquished: Katlyn Chookagian

The defeated: Mateusz Gamrot

The defeated: Petr Yan

The vanquished: Charles Oliveira

The winner

The winner: Karol Rosa

The winner: Muhammad Mokaev

The winner: Armen Petrosyan

The winner: Abubakar Nurmagomedov

The winner: Nikita Krylov

The winner: Caio Borralho

The winner: Belal Muhammad

The winner: Manon Fiorot

The winner: Sean O’Malley

The winner: Aljamain Sterling

The winner: Islam Makhachev

For more information on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC 280.

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