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: 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: 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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