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Social media has become a significant part of the sporting landscape. But few, if any, professional sports match the level of interaction and personal access provided by MMA.

In an individual competition in which nearly every athlete is chasing the same goal of financial success and championship glory, it’s important for fighters to provide insight into their lives in order to connect with fans and gain followings.

Although the life of a fighter often can be mundane and repetitive, there still are moments of interest that take place outside the cage, ring or training room. Here are some of the most interesting of those occurrences from the past week.

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Wishing Matt Hughes well

Our thoughts are with Matt Hughes and his family

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My thoughts and prayers are with Matt Hughes and his family ??

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My prayers go out to @matthughes9x and his family. ????

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Praying for @matthughes9x and his family.

A post shared by Michael McDonald (@maydaymcdonald) on

???? #pray for @matthughes9x Oração forte para meu amigo Matt

A post shared by Amanda Nunes (@amanda_leoa) on

Prayers out to my friend and @lynx_wrestling brother @matthughes9x . #lynx4life #lynxwrestling #illinoisboys #countrytough

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My thoughts and prayers with the legend Matt Hughes and his family #ufc

A post shared by Ricardo Almeida (@ricardoalmeidabjj) on

Sending prayers and good vibes out to @matthughes9x fight hard brotha! @ufc

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Weekly eats

Set life. Talking Fighting & Food. #bellatornyc

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The life of “The Notorious”

Some buzz hahaha

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Old county barber shop, Crumlin

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What a tune fresh as fuck and blessed. everyone of us fresh as fuck. @dunph_sky

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Happy Saturday

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You'd look good as a princess baby what's up hahah

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Big poke

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Animals of Instagram

Hangin in there #gatosdenewell

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Our pets heads are falling off.

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How the Weidmans celebrate a birthday

Me as Ultimate warrior and @gpvillante as Hulk Hogan #cjsbirthdayparty

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Children of MMA

To use Lucas's term. I'm so lame!

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First daddy daughter dance I hope they have fun

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When u got a house full of these ????????????????????????????????long nite ??????????

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Thinking about and praying for my good friend @matthughes9x and his incredible family ????

A post shared by Chuck Liddell (@chuckliddell) on

Shooting, hunting, fishing

Dia de treino. #ipsc #tiropratico #saquerapido

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Only one of the day #smallmouth #bass. No tiger #musky though #dissapointed @steinruck141 would rather catch though huh?

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#terminator #gun #relax #yes #loveit

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Wakeboarding gone wrong

Only at Team Alpha Male

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