Winning and losing fighters on social media

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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 265 event in Sioux Falls, S.D., 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.

The defeated: Kory Moegenburg

The defeated: Billy Swanson

The defeated: Dante Schiro

The defeated: Sergei Kharitonov

I woke up this morning with a very strong desire to return to Bellator’s cage as soon as possible. Although I will have an operation, I am sure that in a few months I will be able to fully train! Thank you all for your support! @BellatorMMA @Bellator_Europe

— Sergey Kharitonov (@kharitonovmma) August 21, 2021

The victorious: Bailey Schoenfelder

The victorious: Duane Johnson

The victorious: Fabio Aguiar

The victorious: Jornel Lugo

The victorious: Logan Storley

The victorious: Cheick Kongo