Monday, June 18, 2018

There’s a dark quip that being a not so hot fighter comes from a happy childhood. However, Father’s Day in MMA reveals a lot of happy childhoods, and sometimes fighters that lived through less than ideal situations can never the less be happy fathers for their children.

“We accept the love that we believe we deserve…. Thank you old man for teaching me so well what unconditional love was, I promise you I will pass that knowledge to everyone that comes after us… Since only real real love is the tool to forge a strong generation of strong men… I love you my father… 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼😘 🇺🇸🇧🇷🇺🇸🇧🇷🇺🇸🇧🇷🇺🇸🇧🇷🇺🇸🇧🇷🇺🇸🇧🇷🇺🇸🇧🇷🇺🇸🇧🇷 “Nós aceitamos o amor que nós acreditamos que merecemos…. Obrigado meu velho por me ensinar tão bem o que era o amor incondicional, eu prometo a você que passarei esse conhecimento para todos que vierem depois de nós… Já que apenas o verdadeiro amor é a ferramenta para forjar uma futura geração de homens decididos e fortes… Te amo meu pai… 🙏🏼🙏🏼😘

A post shared by Renzo (@renzograciebjj) on

#happyfathersday To this handsome man right here! Love you pops and thanks for EVERYTHING you do for me. I wouldn’t be the man I am if it wasn’t for you! #father #family #thaman #love #respect #igdaily #igers

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Happy Fathers Day Pops and to all the fathers out there!! . . . Not many people live the life I live and no all get to have a father in their life. I was blessed to live this life and I get to do it with the best father the Lord could’ve given to me. From the childhood lessons to the adult lessons hes still instilling in me. Theres no other father I’d want to call my Dad. From hunting, fishing, motorycle riding, work, and road trip partners. I know at any point in time I can always count on my Pops to be down to ride. Because I am my father’s son, and no matter how irritated he makes me or how country he can. I’m always proud to claim him as my Father. . . . #happyfathersday #mydad #pops #hunting #partners #roaddog

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Happy Father’s Day to my dad and all the other pops out there!

A post shared by Angela “Overkill” Hill (@angieoverkill) on

Lo amo con todo mi corazon mi viejito 💙 Feliz Dia de los Padres!!

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Shoutout to the dudes who raised me. #fathersday

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Happy father’s day to the best daddy in the world! We love you ❤

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Feliz Día del padre ! 👨👊🏼 #fathersday #diadelpadre #father

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Happy Father’s Day #RIP

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Happy Fathers Day Dad @blow5967 it’s been a great week for the Blaydes clan

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Happy father’s day!

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