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 35 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: Yohan Lainesse
The defeated: Chase Sherman
The defeated: Gerald Meerschaert
Woulda coulda shoula. I got plenty of fight left in me and I’ll be back, better.
— Gerald Meerschaert (@The_Real_GM3) May 1, 2022
The defeated: Jared Gordon
The defeated: Tristan Connelly
The defeated: Jake Collier
Clarify, it looked like I walked away from @AndreiArlovski at then end of the like a poor sport, I was told to leave the cage, then to go back and he was in an interview. I’d never disrespect an opponent like that, let alone a legend who I have the utmost respect for#UFCVegas53
— Jake Collier (@Jakecollier88) May 1, 2022
Want to say thanks for all the love from yall on here too. As a @ufc fight fan myself I always want to put on the best show I can for the fans. Time to reload and comeback better for you all@tkenner84 @HectorCastroESM @SBXapp #UFCVegas53 pic.twitter.com/aesU6ila2r
— Jake Collier (@Jakecollier88) May 2, 2022
The victorious: Shanna Young
The victorious: Natan Levy
The victorious: Francisco Figueiredo
The victorious: Alexandr Romanov
The victorious: Krzysztof Jotko
The victorious: Darren Elkins
The victorious: Grant Dawson
The victorious: Joanderson Brito
The victorious: Andrei Arlovski
The victorious: Marlon Vera
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