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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 Fight Night 118 event in Gdansk, Poland, 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.

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The defeated

Infelizmente a vitória não veio, mas resolvi postar essa foto antes da luta sabe pq? Pq independente de um dia ruim, você deve agradecer a Deus por tudo que tem a sua volta, saúde, família, educação e amigos. Hoje foi como um dia qualquer, mas com o resultado não esperado. Não ganhei mas estou de cabeça erguida. Não perdi, pois eu nunca perco, sempre aprendo! Aprendi que sou um abençoado! Abençoado por ter saúde, minha família e fãs que independente do resultado estarão me apoiando. Vinha de 3 lutas na categoria de baixo e por conta de um vacilo fui colocado na categoria de 145 (66.200) mas prometo me dedicar mais na perda de peso e voltar melhor. Infelizmente não consegui escutar meu treinador pois recebi alguns golpes e demorei pra assimilar, mas mérito TOTAL do meu adversário. Enfim… Aqueles que torcem por mim aqui fica o meu MUITO obrigado e MIL desculpas por não conseguir representar vocês como merecem. Mas como eu disse, eu volto! Umas coisa eu garanto, rasteiras eu tomarei, como hoje, mas me derrubar, Jesus não deixa! Deus abençoe todos vocês! Unfortunately the victory did not come, but I decided to post this photo before the fight knows why? Because regardless of a bad day, you should thank God for everything you have around you, health, family, education and friends. Today was like any day, but with the unexpected result. I did not win but I'm holding my head high. I did not lose, because I never lose, I always learn! I learned that I am blessed! Blessed by health, my family and fans who regardless of the outcome will be supporting me. I came from 3 fights in the low category and because of a vacillation I was placed in the category of 145 (66,200) but I promise to devote more in weight loss and to return better. Unfortunately I could not listen to my coach because I received some blows and took time to assimilate, but TOTAL merit of my opponent. Anyway … Those who cheer for me here are my many thanks and MIL excuses for not being able to represent you as they deserve. But like I said, I'll be back! One thing I assure you, I'll take, I'll take, like today, but let me down, Jesus will not let me! God bless you all

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What weird experience… I had a great camp, cut weight (which was harder than the fight itself even though this cut felt easy) and was ready for a fight. Our game plan worked perfect from the start as I was light on my feet creating angles to then clinch up where I felt dominant. Every time we got into striking exchanges I felt even more dominant. In the second round Aspen timed a perfect takedown as I threw an uppercut and she had really good pressure as the world class grappler she is. When she mounted me I worked my escapes as she released pressure for strikes but she countered good. I then chose to roll to my knees to later roll back to my side as the referee stops the fight! The strikes where far from hard and during this whole scramble I hear the weirdest screams I’ve ever heard thinking “wow that’s annoying” and totally thought the referee stopped/paused the fight to tell her to stop screaming. Is that even allowed!? Did the crazy screaming affect the referee in any way!? Did he maybe think that I was the one screaming!? These questions actually don’t matter at all, just thoughts that I have. In the next moment I realized that the fight was over due to TKO. I just couldn’t believe it. In my mind we weren’t even halfway to a TKO and I was still moving and no real damage was done. I’ve watched so many fights where the canvas turns red from blood and the fight continues but this was ridiculous. I’ve gotten tons of beautiful support and comments about the early stoppage. To train this hard for something like this is not fun at all. I truly feel like I had a light sparring session last night, total frustration is a good word to describe how I feel. I’d like to thank everyone who supports me and of course my coaches @akiracorassani , @jockegbgmma , @_trymdahl and all my wonderful teammates @redlinetc . Love you all ??

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@brisby612 And I (and Crosby) got to touch the Baltic Sea today ??

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The victorious

This week couldn’t have been any better! Thanks to all my coaches & teammates for always keeping me ready!

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#Gdansk #Poland #EmmettsWorldTour

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Home sweet home; just took the #warbraids out #fuzz #greeneyes #ufc #siberianhuskies #home #nomakeup

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?? @teamalphamalemma

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????Pierwsze zwyciestwo w UFC !!! Bardzo sie ciesze, zwlaszcza ze to bylo przed wlasna publicznoscia. Co do samej walki to nie jestem za bardzo zadowolony, ale presja zwiazana z tym pojedynkiem zrobila swoje. Wiem, ze stac mnie na znacznie wiecej. Jestem caly i zdrowy, wiec po krótkim odpoczynku wracam i trenuje dalej. Mam nadzieje, ze w nastepnej walce pokaze sie duzo lepiej i w koncu zdobede dlugo wyczekiwane submission:) Bardzo dziekuje wszystkim fanom, którzy mnie wspieraja w dobrych i zlych chwilach. Dalej nie moge wyjsc z podziwu jak wspaniale mnie przyjeliscie! Wasz doping bylo slychac na drugim koncu Polski ???? Dziekuje sponsorom, którzy sa ze mna i byli nawet w trudnym dla mnie momencie. @matrixmedia.pl @multi_med @manto_original Dziekuje trenerom i wszystkim sparingpartnerom, ktorzy pomagali mi sie przygotowac do tej walki. Jestem prawdziwym szczesciarzem, ze mam wokól siebie tylu wspanialych ludzi i tak wiernych fanów. Obiecuje trenowac tak, zebyscie mogli cieszyc sie moimi walkami bez chwil grozy ?? ????My first win in UFC!!! I am really happy especially that in was in my country????. I am not glad about this fight but I had really huge pression and I was too tight. I know that I can more. I have no injury after the fight so after short break I will back to the gym. I hope in the next fight will be much better and finally I will get submission:) Thanks a lot to all my fans who support me in good and bad moment. Thanks to my sponsors who are with me all the time. Thanks to all my coach and all sparingpartners who helped me in preparation to this bout. I am really lucky that I have so many great people around me and so many lojal fans. I promise to train a lot to give you great fight without scary moment ?? Photo: @mmajunkiedotcom @ufc @ufceurope #ufcpoland #october21st #ufcgdansk #win #marcinheld #held #mma #ergoarena @ergoarena #ufcfighter #mmafighter

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Debiut w UFC zakonczony zwyciestwem ! #ufc #bjj #piranhagrappling #mightybullsgdynia #poundoutgear

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I'M BACK!!! ???????? THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!! #ufcgdansk #win #victory

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The money choke?????? #ufc #ufcgdansk #fight #octagon #dreambig

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What an honour it was to share the Octagon with this legend @cowboycerrone. Thank you! #Respect ????

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I am the Octagon ????

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My Team ??

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Scousers fucking rule

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Me & @karolinakowalkiewicz after our wins in Poland Gdansk… what a night ????

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