27 Jul [MMA] 
Bellator 242 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 Friday’s Bellator 242 event in Uncasville, Conn., 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

The victorious

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Hard work, blood, sweat, tears that went into @bellatormma we walked away with the win 6⃣ and 0⃣. A village makes a fighter ! Without my team I would not be here, a big thank you to @johnnysd for the being not only my professor, but also a father figure. My wrestling coach @jflojudo who has brought my wrestling up to the highest tier, Thank you for everything you do for me. @jhanex.team_parusa for sharpening my hands and getting me ready for war the work is much appreciated! @himarkimus my brother my manager you go far and beyond for me and I am very great full. @gamblersjiujitsuclub @mikeciprianni My brother in arms who always has my back no body moves no body gets hurt Also a big thank you to all my sponsors @dreamscapes_by_mgr_inc @pb_pokehouse @tracemineralsresearch @virusintl @riseupclothingcompany @lolitastacoshop @johnsshields @invictustarr

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