UFC 220 reactions: Winning and losing fighters on social media

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 220 event in Boston, 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.

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The defeated

Zero doubt in my mind whether I was meant to be here or not. UFC Fight numero dos will be significantly different. Gotta scrap. I cant tell you how great it was to have this legend call my name though. Very few things out there get me as pumped up as this! Thanks again, Bruce! #mma #fight #fighter #striking #striker #boxing #kickboxing #bjj #grappling #wrestling #judo @brucebufferufcA post shared by Matt Bessette (@manglerbjj) on Jan 21, 2018 at 12:06pm PST
You win some, you lose some. Im sorry for those I let down. I promise I will come back better, faster, and stronger. This is just the beginning for me. #adversityA post shared by Dan Ige (@dynamitedan808) on Jan 20, 2018 at 6:10pm PST
I went into this fight determined for one thing. To put it all out there, leave nothing to the judges and give you all a show. Congrats to Razak for landing a clean shot… one of us was going out in this fight and unfortunately it was me this time… such is the sport of MMA and what makes it great. Anyone can win at anytime and change their life. I hope the @ufc @seanshelby and @danawhite see that I come to fight every time and they afford me the opportunity to have another go. Thank you all for your support.A post shared by Sabah Homasi (@sabah_thesleeksheik) on Jan 20, 2018 at 10:27pm PST
A post shared by Brandon Michael Davis (@brandondavisufc) on Jan 20, 2018 at 8:12pm PST
Hmmmm…… 30-27 you say….. #ufc220A post shared by Brandon Michael Davis (@brandondavisufc) on Jan 21, 2018 at 7:00am PST
Live by the sword, die by the sword. Always been my mentality in this game. I live for this, I love this life. I put my health on the line every time I step in there and I have no problem with that. Its how i provide and i will do whatever i need to make sure my wife and daughter r taken care of. This is the hardest pill to swallow but respect to my opponent. I trained my ass off for that fight knowing it would be my toughest fight to date and i felt absolutely amazing heading into the cage. I have no excuses. To not get the win is a pain Ive never known before but u either win or u learn and i promise that this has lit a fire under me like never before. Bittersweet night because i am so happy that my brother @julioarce89 got the win in his ufc debut. It was his night. I will take this like a man and comeback from this even better. Thank u God for my beautiful family and all the blessings in life. Thank u to all my friends, family coaches, training partners and supporters out there. Im sorry that i let u guys down.. but I promise I will be back like never beforeA post shared by Shane Burgos (@hurricaneshane_) on Jan 21, 2018 at 8:26am PST
So much respect for you @dc_mma. You deserve this title. Its just the beginning for me, Ill be back soon and stronger thanks to everyone for the Support, you guys are amazing! #NotimeA post shared by Volkan Oezdemir (@volkan_oezdemir) on Jan 20, 2018 at 10:43pm PST
Unfortunately it didn't go on my way last night but I learned some different aspects of this sport and I'll come back stronger! TRUST ME. #UFC220A post shared by Francis Ngannou (@francisngannou) on Jan 21, 2018 at 10:17am PST

The victorious

#alhamdulillah , #A post shared by Islam_Makhachev (@islam_makhachev) on Jan 20, 2018 at 8:49pm PST
, #ufc220A post shared by Islam_Makhachev (@islam_makhachev) on Jan 21, 2018 at 11:59am PST
Gracias seor por la victoria..! Trabaje y sacrifique mucho para esta pelea, as que ah seguir mejorando y pulir ms todas las reas..! Gracias a mi esposa Ivonne que soporta y entiende mi trabajo, te amo mi amor. A mi familia Acosta que siempre estn orando por mi, #americatopteam que siempre me brindo todo su apoyo para mejorar como peleador. Y todos ustedes que siempre me escriben y me alientan emocionalmente. Vamos Per..! #GuerrerodeCristo #PerusiempreArriba #ReebokPeru #bemorehuman #UniverseNutrition #TeamBarzolaA post shared by Enrike Barzola Acosta (@fuertebarzola) on Jan 20, 2018 at 7:40pm PST
A post shared by Julio Arce (@julioarce89) on Jan 20, 2018 at 11:46pm PST
BELIEVE STAYCHOPPIN NEVER GIVE UP !!! #ufc220 You guys are the reason I love this, tag as many friends as you can that need to know the name Dustin Ortiz on this post. Whoever tags the most by 8pm tomorrow gets a free Dustin Ortiz shirt and Stay Choppin glass jug : @carsoncharlesbutcherA post shared by Dustin Ortiz (@dustinortizmma) on Jan 20, 2018 at 7:53pm PST
All praise and Glory to the all mighty Allah for this amazing victory. If you have Allah you have everything! #Ghana #Africa #Ufc220 #africanboi #mamaafrica #kakai #judothunder #mashaAllah #alhamdulillahA post shared by Abdul Razak Alhassan (@razakjudo) on Jan 20, 2018 at 7:51pm PST
#NEWENGLANDMMAA post shared by Robert Font (@robfont) on Jan 21, 2018 at 12:36pm PST
Thank you all so so much! That was amazing. And I wanna dedicate that to the ones who matter most. I love you Salina, Daniel and Marquita. And to all my family and fans. I love you. @zinkinsportsmanagement all my partners and coaches @americankickboxingacademy I thank you all. #weareaka #andnewagain DC @iamthebay A post shared by Daniel "DC" Cormier (@dc_mma) on Jan 20, 2018 at 9:33pm PST
Today will be the second best day of 2018… we cannot wait to welcome Princess Miocic into the world !!! A post shared by Ryan Marie Miocic (@mrs_miocic) on Jan 20, 2018 at 10:24pm PST
The men behind our man best team on the earth! These guys, Cleveland, Croatia, our family, friends and the support of fans all over the world is what makes everything possible! Thank you to everyone for always loving my bug so much.. you have no idea how much it means #cle #croatia #ufc220 #goatA post shared by Ryan Marie Miocic (@mrs_miocic) on Jan 21, 2018 at 5:53am PST
Thank you to all my fans and everyone that supports me. I love you guys. We did it!A post shared by Stipe Miocic (@stipemiocicufc) on Jan 21, 2018 at 2:09am PST
For complete coverage of UFC 220, check out the UFC Events section of the site.The Blue Corner is MMAjunkie‘s official blog and is edited by Mike Bohn.

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