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 273 event in Jacksonville, Fla., 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.
The defeated: Kay Hansen
And for anyone saying “mAyBe If ShE dIdNt HaVe An OnLy FaNs…” get a life. I train 2/3 times a day, live a disciples life and I’m the hardest worker you’ll meet. Posting a photo on a site has ZERO impact on my fighting performance. Take your pathetic hate somewhere else.
— Kay Hansen (@KayHansenMMA) April 10, 2022
The defeated: Mickey Gall
The defeated: Vinc Pichel
The defeated: Tecia Torres
The defeated: Gilbert Burns
The defeated: Chan Sung Jung
The victorious: Julio Arce
The victorious: Piera Rodriguez
The victorious: Aleksei Oleinik
The victorious: Mike Malott
The victorious: Raquel Pennington
The victorious: Anthony Hernandez
The victorious: Ian Garry
The victorious: Mark Madsen
The victorious: Mackenzie Dern
The victorious: Khamzat Chimaev
The victorious: Aljamain Sterling
The victorious: Alexander Volkanovski
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