The MMA world showed plenty of love and appreciation for fathers and their hard work.
Today, many professional fighters took a break from face punching and other painful activities in order to celebrate Father’s Day. While some shared throwback photos of their mustached dads, others showed how they celebrated the special holiday with their kids and family.
Check out below how the pros celebrated Father’s Day:
Happy Father's Day and for the mothers that did double.— Amanda Nunes (@Amanda_Leoa) June 18, 2017
Blessed to have such a great dad and happy to be one! Happy Father's Day everyone!! pic.twitter.com/AMJsC0lC2Q— GILBERT BURNS (@GilbertDurinho) June 18, 2017
Happy Birthday Pop and Happy Father's Day!— Anthony Johnson (@Anthony_Rumble) June 18, 2017
I miss you and love you and wish you were here!
Happy Fathers Day to all you dads out there. Hope your day is full of BBQ, Beer, and baseball! Or MMA. Or Soccer. Or whatever sport you want— Stipe Miocic (@stipemiocicufc) June 18, 2017
Happy Father's Day @usantidoping. Just got out of church w/ my family & Father in law's family. When you call & give me an hour to get home— Jake Collier (@Jakecollier88) June 18, 2017
Really?? On Father's Day @usantidoping??? I apologize but my family is more important then your demands today. @ufc @danawhite @Mickmaynard2— Jake Collier (@Jakecollier88) June 18, 2017
Feliz día del padre— Brandon Moreno (@theassassinbaby) June 18, 2017
Happy Father's day pic.twitter.com/O1Fk4Ln5OV
Living life #HappyFathersDay pic.twitter.com/TVRxr5PZNn— Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) June 18, 2017
"Hi, dad!" #HappyFathersDay— The Spartan (@EliasTheodorou) June 18, 2017
It's a snow day, you're in a tree next to your mustached hero & your older brother is crying. Doesn't get much better— Patrick Cummins (@OfficialDurkin) June 18, 2017
Happy Father's Day Pop pic.twitter.com/i5SE3XxkNb
Happy Father's Day to all the great dads today https://t.co/2qM8CZVeJ8— Randy Brown (@TouchNgo_) June 18, 2017
There is always hindsight in life... Dear Dad , you raised me to The best of your abilities. I'm a adult now so I m able see how easy it could be to make mistakes and how hard it can be to raise children in such a crazy world. You never gave up as hard as it got or difficult as it was to control your anger especially when no one was there for you as a kid...no matter how bad we argued and you always told me you love me and missed me wanted to hear my sweet voice . Even if I walked away you always called me back but I never went to far I loved you to much . As much as I would get mad at you and how hard emotion you could be I truly admire your strength and abilities to be A man that provided significantly to his family when everything worked against you. Sometimes I wish I could've been your friend instead of your daughter so it took the pressure off of you. Thank you dad for the good, the bad and all that in between . my life is great because you instilled standards and never let me make the mistakes you did .I wouldn't be as strong without them or as prepared for anything life throws at me . We're coming up on a year anniversary of your death . I hope you're resting peacefully and guiding me from above. your wife , your kids and friends miss the big guy and your crazy mood swings lol that we all knew about also fully excepted , your intoxicating laugh , your life lessons and those analogies That always seem to make sense , the best grill master/ fish fryer/out doors man in the world. Not to mention no one could scream louder than you could during my fights I can still hear you say go jess go !!!! Today's your day dad so I'll make two over easy eggs , deer tenderloin and one over buttered piece of toast while my listening to bluegrass. Happy father's day Randy Eye ❤️ RIP .
Happy Father's Day to the hardest working man I know. I wouldn't be where I am without the relentless love and support of an amazing father figure. I hope I can be half the father you are someday. I'm truly blessed to have you Mike Chandler Sr. #fathersday #father #fatherfigure #mustache #mustaches #wrestling
What a great day to reflect on the journey of being a father they grow up fast so enjoy these moments Happy father's day— KEN SHAMROCK (@ShamrockKen) June 18, 2017
Happy #FathersDay to the real ones out there, who are actually involved in their kids life and development. Means more than most know— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) June 18, 2017
Happy Fathers Day! pic.twitter.com/oaQLA76HlT— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) June 18, 2017
The greatest job/responbility a man can have in life is being a father. Happy father's day to the men taking care of their responsiblities. pic.twitter.com/FnfkDRFYE5— Will Brooks (@ILLxWillBrooks) June 18, 2017
My wife took me to brunch for Father's Day and I end up paying. I paid for my own father's day brunch... The job of husband/bank never ends.— Will Brooks (@ILLxWillBrooks) June 18, 2017
Happy Fathers Day to all the dads out there today. Today is a day about family.......Have a safe one!— Ian McCall (@Unclecreepymma) June 18, 2017
Happy Father's Day! God bless all the fathers out there. pic.twitter.com/4w2iUkjhwj— Nik Lentz (@NikLentz) June 18, 2017
From fighting in illegal shows in basements and gyms to the biggest arena in #lasvegas on the biggest show there is @ufc!!! #happyfathersday pic.twitter.com/TAHdFGzh9M— Andre Soukhamthath (@AndreSoukMMA) June 18, 2017
Spending my Father's Day at Stinson Beach. Happy Father's Day to all the fathers out there #FathersDay2017 #stinsonbeach #california pic.twitter.com/aSDZogDD1O— Darren Elkins (@DarrenElkinsMMA) June 18, 2017
Good morning and happy Father's Day, GOD bless you all— rafael natal (@rafaelsaponatal) June 18, 2017
One of my favorite photos ever captured of me and my mans. Thanks @Shonuffstuff. #HappyFathersDay https://t.co/unaO0GdAQk pic.twitter.com/7czXO4vl1y— Mike Jackson, Esq. (@TheTruthJackson) June 18, 2017
Happy Father's Day to all Dads #fathersday #loveboys #family pic.twitter.com/zjO6vmmDka— Diego Ferreira (@DiegoUFCTX) June 18, 2017