The life of a professional fighter isn't all glitz and glamour.
As if getting punched, kicked, kneed, choked and twisted into a pretzel on a regular basis isn't enough, fighters attract a general wackiness that makes their lives, well...interesting.
To commemorate these day-to-day hardships, slip-ups, pranks, and more, we bring you, "The Weekly Grind."
Don't ask how, but I just hit myself in the nuts with a hammer. Holy Jesus that hurts. And yes, I immediately thought about tweeting it.— Matt Mitrione (@mattmitrione) August 15, 2016
Usada woke me up to piss in a cup at 6am this morning. Just hope they are testing Hendo the same as me!— michael (@bisping) August 16, 2016
Why 6am though? Come on usada!
Thank you @ufc for reaching out and offering to look into helping me get the tumor evaluated.— Leslie Smith (@LeslieSmith_GF) August 16, 2016
When you want to cry but you can't help but smile because you know you got the World in your corner! Thank you everybody for the kind words. I had a bunch of donuts and ice cream this weekend, but I'm back on track and pushing forward today! I'll keep everyone posted about what's going on with my hand. Thank you again for all the love!
It's fight day and I have a statement to make! #ufc202— tim means (@MeansTim) August 20, 2016
Thanks to whoever sent me this. I mean it's a good book....but it ain't that good pic.twitter.com/bBUVoV41s1— Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) August 18, 2016
Road Dog..... pic.twitter.com/0oaI3J836s— FranCisco Rivera (@CiscoRiveraUFC) August 16, 2016
"Every man dies. Not every man really lives" - William Wallace pic.twitter.com/N85QGlLbnY— Cowboy Cerrone (@Cowboycerrone) August 19, 2016
Been doin this! Time to show the rest of you how it's done ! pic.twitter.com/eAd1u5N7zY— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) August 20, 2016
Congrats @Cowboycerrone you fucking brought it!!— Rick (@Rick_Story) August 21, 2016
Thanks everyone for the support. It wasn't my night. Leaving the ER with a busted mouth. Hoping nothing serious so I can be back soon!— Rick (@Rick_Story) August 21, 2016
Patience. Discipline. Game plan.— Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) August 21, 2016