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 Friday’s Bellator 270 event in Dublin, 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: Georges Sasu
The defeated: Daniel Weichel
The defeated: James Gallagher
My spirit is bruised never broken. Thank you for the support- the most composed man won tonight and unfortunately that wasn’t me. Another chapter to my story. I will still continue to try and become great. Congrats to my opponent. I love this journey sometimes I win some I don’t.
— james gallagher (@StrabanimalMMA) November 6, 2021
The defeated: Peter Queally
One of the worst nights of my career is still somehow going to rank as one of the best nights of my career, because of the Irish fans.
I realise how very lucky I am to have you. 💜
I will adjust, and we will win the trilogy 🇮🇪
— Peter Queally (@peterqueally) November 6, 2021
The victorious: Ilias Bulaid
The victorious: Pedro Carvalho
The victorious: Patchy Mix
The victorious: Patricky Freire
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