12 Mar - 
UFC on ESPN+ 4 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 on ESPN+ 4 event in Wichita, Kan., 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

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First off i wanna say thanks to everyone who has supported me in the wild journey!! The fight game can be so absolutely brutal when you lose, but the only reason that is, is because it's can also be so amazing.. i love this sport and everything that comes with it!! I'll be back better than ever, no doubt!! Im not one to make excuses or feel bad for myself, although fighters can be too tough for their own good.. i found out 6 days prior to the fight i had an ear infection and have been taking antibiotic ear drops since 3 times daily.. i don't know if that had anything to do with my gas tank last night, but i was completely empty going into the 3rd round.. also in the middle of the second i took a knee and my 4 front bottom teeth caved in.. luckily they didn't fall out fully, but it took my mind of the fight momentarily, and grant was able to capitalize on that.. hats off to him and his camp for an outstanding performance!!

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You are always honest with me. And for that, I trust you! � My coaches are everything. Giving up time away from family to focus on me. And for that, I can not thank you enough! �� We may have came up short on the score cards, but I accomplished more in this camp than I ever have. �� I worked 72hr a week between my teaching job, running my academy and training. I suffered a back injury 7wks b4 the fight, not knowing if I was going to have to back out. �And 2wks before this fight, I got stitches placed above my right eye. � But on fight day, I WAS READY‼ I left all that behind and was stronger mentally and physically for this fight then EVER before. �� There are always be things to improve on, so I will go back, and make improvements…. and KEEP MOVING FORWARD! #Onward #Rise . . #RESPECT #TrifectaMMA #Trifecta #ChangeTheGame #ZRteam #T-Tribe #Visalia #mmagold #mma #UFC #Belizers #BelizeanBruiser #5oFitness #GarzaBoxing #jiujitsu #MarionReneau #41istheNEW21 #40andFIT #BlackBelt #Boxing

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The victorious

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There is too much blood last days � Staying positive and looking forward � can’t wait to be back in gym . This days I need your love and support as never before � I am not in pain physically but mentally it’s hard for me to take this brake what I probably should take… #Vegas #nofilters �� Слишком много крови последнии дни� нужно больше позитива� не терпится вернутся в зал. В эти дни ваша поддержка важна как никогда � физически я не ощущаю боли , но осознание вынужденного перерыва расстраивает меня� несмотря ни на что смотрим в будущее с оптимизмом ❤ #Вегас #безфильтров

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Win or lose #allglorytoGod✝

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Win!#bulgaria�� #aka #xtremecouture @akajav

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