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."
Just coming back around after a whirlwind couple of days. Thank you to all the fans for the support of the fight and the event! Without your support we as fighters are nothing so I thank you all! Thank you to my team of coaches and training partners! I had an amazing team and It truly was an amazing and enjoyable camp, and honestly I feel with just a little change in certain areas of the prep, we could have built the engine for 12 full rounds under stress, and got the better result on the night. Getting to 12 rounds alone in practice was always the challenge in this camp. We started slowly getting to the 12 and decreasing the stress in the rounds the closer it got to 12. I think for the time we had, 10 weeks in camp, it had to be done this way. If I began with a loaded 12 rounds under much stress I would have only hit a brick wall and lost progress as a result and potentially not made the fight. A little more time and we could have made the 12 cleanly, while under more stress, and made it thru the later rounds in the actual fight. I feel every decision we made at each given time was the correct decision, and I am proud of everyone of my team for what we done in the short time that we done it. 30 minutes was the longest I have fought in a ring or cage or anywhere. Surpassing my previous time of 25 minutes. I am happy for the experience and happy to take all these great lessons with me and implement them into my camp going forward. Another day another lesson! Congrats to Floyd on a well fought match. Very experienced and methodical in his work. I wish him well in retirement. He is a heck of a boxer. His experience, his patience and his endurance won him this fight hands down. I always told him he was not a fighter but a boxer. But sharing the ring with him he is certainly a solid fighter. Strong in the clinch. Great understanding of frames and head position. He has some very strong tools he could bring into an MMA game for sure. Here is a toast of whiskey to everyone involved in this event and everyone who enjoyed it! Thank you to you all! Onto the next one!
My life is Yours, let Your will be done.— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) August 31, 2017
September 1, 2017
Houston Hip-Hp artist @traeabn and Houston UFC fighter Derrick Lewis @Thebeast_ufc stopped in Port Arthur to deliver emergency items. pic.twitter.com/YWbCnS3aSa— MaryMeaux (@MaryMeauxPANews) September 2, 2017
Just chillin hangin bein cool... Waitin to make my next fight announcement.#MG #MSG pic.twitter.com/fmrIIqveWU— Mickey Gall (@mickeygall) August 31, 2017
Paulina please shut your mouth. I'll show you something bout body work. https://t.co/JQzKMNFYG0— Max Holloway (@BlessedMMA) August 30, 2017
Used 2 have so much respect for MMA b4 all this but these weirdos even have fighters as trolls. Finally 1 I've heard of n watched at least. https://t.co/VJrgvMwes6— Paul Malignaggi (@PaulMalignaggi) August 30, 2017
Troll? Lol you should check yourself n if you watched then you know I always bring my balls. I'm not the one. https://t.co/1vbThLeP2t— Max Holloway (@BlessedMMA) August 30, 2017
I had an amazing time talking to the contestants on the upcoming season of Miss Pakistan! I loved getting a chance to visit and learn more about their culture! I had so much fun learning this dance and love the idea of visiting the country to promote one of my women's only @pinkbeltfitness empowerment camps there! Eu tive um tempo maravilhoso conversando com os concorrentes na próxima temporada de Miss Pakistan! Adorei ter uma chance de visitar e aprender mais sobre sua cultura! Eu me diverti muito aprendendo sua dança eu amo a idéia de visitar outros o países para promover um dos meus únicos treinamentos de capacitação de @pinkbeltfitness para mulher! #criscyborg #cyborgnation اگلے مس ورلڈ پاکستان کون بن جائے گا؟ اس اکتوبر کو ہیم ٹی وی کو دیکھنے کے لۓ اس بات کو یقینی بنائیں!
On my way to Shanghai China for a week for the Fibo Expo pic.twitter.com/M3iB2y3eTT— Sage Northcutt (@sagenorthcutt) September 3, 2017
September 1, 2017
Michelle what's up? Let's fight and put on a good show! @karatehottiemma Waiting for you @ufc— Tecia Torres (@TeciaTorres) August 29, 2017
Quem disse que a piscina e só pra nadar? Treinamento de potência , força e recuperação depois da @belfortfitnesslifestyle @belfortlifestylebjj o 2 treino Foi Top. Who told ,that the pool is only for Swiming? Today I did POWER, STRENGTH AND RECOVERY ON MY POOL. @aqualogix @aquastrength @jlrehabfitness
Solid work tonight with the Natural Born Killer. pic.twitter.com/xLSbn325aP— Brandon Gibson (@SixGunGibson) September 1, 2017
What if I told you I'm the bigger , stronger , American version of #McGregor— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) August 31, 2017