MMA on Instagram: A New Champ, Food and Two UFC Events

Welcome to another week of MMA on Instagram! We're in Berlin and Brazil, and there are a lot of dogs. And, Team Alpha Male…

By: Katie Winter | 9 years ago
MMA on Instagram: A New Champ, Food and Two UFC Events
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Welcome to another week of MMA on Instagram! We’re in Berlin and Brazil, and there are a lot of dogs. And, Team Alpha Male is totally celebrating. Follow me on Instagram and enjoy the fights this weekend!

Alan Belcher wants you to give blood!: “Blood drive! Call to see how you can help. Thanks! Ab 228-392-0034”

Ali Bagautinov and Andrei Arlovski take a stroll: “#ufc #ufc174 #ali #alibagautinov #bagautinov #puncher #puncherking #king #krepost #sambo #sambo70 #combatsambo #mma #fightnights #pitbul #andreiarlovski 26.05.2014 в горах Нью-Мексико , идем на тренировку на самую высокую точку!) вместе с тренером @bupascoach и @andreiarlovski )”

Alptekin Ozkilic rings out his sweaty clothes. Ewww.: “After wrestling practice #sweat #wrestling #hardwork #ufc #ufcfightnight45 #vhw”

Anthony Bourdain earned another stripe!: “Big congrats to my husband who really stepped up his game and received his second stripe from @igorgracie today!!!”

Bigfoot Silva after practice: “After another hard practice , already focused for my next battle… Depois de mais um treinao ja focado em minha proxima batalha… Obrigado @katelgekubis e @macarraodossantos #Noguchi”

Bigfoot Silva with Gleison Tibau: “Happy friendship! Amigos felizes… “Sorria sempre” @gleisontibau grande amigo.”

Brian Rogers with his art of himself: “Great photography by @bellatormma ‘s @ericcoleman1 !! Making me look good in my @intimidationmma shorts !!”

Chris Leben prior to his carpal tunnel surgery: “Surgery day. Boo. Carpal tunnel”

Chris Weidman hydrates during his workout: “Only way to recover with @monstermilk after a tough practice to get ready for training tonight. #UFC175”

Chris Weidman’s Memorial Day workout: “After a long session hitting pads with Longo we finished strong on the bag. Happy Memorial Day!”

Cris Cyborg’s bike ride: “God never tells us to do anything without giving us the ability to do it. (see Philippians 4:13)13Posso todas as coisas naquele que me fortalece. #happysunday #bike #criscyborg #12miles #keeptrain #godpower #ideanutrition”

Dan Hardy and Mark Munoz in Berlin: “The friendliest Wrecking Machine I’ve even met. Excited for this fight at the weekend. @mark_munoz @onnit #ufcfightnightberlin”

Dan Henderson knocks out Luke Rockhold with a left: “Damn @danhendo you had to do me like that. @easportsufc demo here at #UFCBerlin. Game is looking sick, can’t wait to learn how to play so I don’t have to watch my character get KO’d”

Danny Castillo after a workout with Duane Ludwig: “Thx for the mitts coach @duanebangcom!!! P.S. Im not letting you leave Sacramento. There’s been a change in plans. See you tomorrow:)”

Demian Maia and Rousimar Palhares in Brazil: “Com Damian Maia e @rickmonstromma depois do almoço! JiuJitsu moment with Damian Maia and @rickmonstromma after lunch”

Dennis Bermudez after practice: “Headed out after hitting Mitts w/my striking coach @keith_trimble at #BKA #July26th #OperationMenace #RoadTo7”

Diego Brandao’s hand: “I just finish we’ll sounds like noting is Brock on my right hand thanks god @ufc sounds like is not going to take so long for I can get back in the cage oss @ivanjatoba @rpbjj”

Donald Cerrone, Leonard Garcia and Phillip Hawes on the lake: “Early morning training then play time @badboygarcia @philliphawes”

Duane Ludwig and T.J. Dillashaw after the fight: “Gable grip VS the S Grip. Passion, Ninja Skills and World title not included. @tjdillashaw”

Duane Ludwig got T.J.’s gloves: “My Ninja @tjdillashaw thank you!”

Elias Silverio and Demian Maia sign posters: “O trabalho nao para! @ufc @ufcbrasiloficial @arsenalcaroficial @prato_ideal #ufcsp #pronto #warxuxu”

Elias Theodorou lifts someone: “More fun from today’s interview with @iamtoddytickles on this hump day! #Humpday #SiriusRadio #ToddShapiroShow #KillahKillah”

Here’s Erick Silva modeling juice and a dog: “#VAMOCOMTUDO PESSOAL Suco verde hj em ótimas companhias … #kalleusilva @logansilva_bulldogfrances”

Here’s Erick Silva modeling a kitchen: “BOM DIAAAAA PESSOAL FAZENDO AQUELE CAFE DA MANHA REFORÇADO PARA @gabrielsilvamma e @bruno_silvamma PRA TREINAR NA @vitoriacombat com @alexandrekaveira #Sucoverde + #MacarraoIntegralComAtum”

Here’s Erick Silva modeling a child: “Hora da escola….. Desculpa professores, atrasado pq hj o treino foi TOP… . #KalleuSilva”

Francis Carmont works out in Berlin: “Impromptu workout for Francis Carmont in front of the Brandenburg Gate ahead of #UFCBerlin”

Georges St-Pierre in Paris: “This morning in Paris I ran into one of my favorite actors- Owen Wilson! Big fan of Wedding Crashers”

Glover Teixeira enjoys some down time: “Relexing today. So relaxando Hoje”

GSP describes his nightclub adventures in Berlin: “We decided to check out the Berlin nightlife but got rejected at the door. After being turned away, it took us about twenty minutes under heavy rain to get a Taxi home. I had a flashback of my past to keep me humble…lol. (Sans rancunes aux mecs de la sécurité car ils ne font que leur job.) Luckily after we met the general manger of another place who welcomed us in and we had a great time. Thanks Pawel for an amazing night!”

Here’s Cain Velasquez, Josh Thomson and Phil Baroni: “It was great having dinner with @officialcainvelasquez @mrsmichellev @philBaroni to catch up at #UFC 173”

Here’s Khabib Nurmagomedov: “How are you guys ?)))”

Jackson’s MMA coach Ricky Lundell does a trick: “After training today @ufc ‘s Goyo Perez, Ali Bagautinov, Coach Valle, John Dodson, and Diego Sanchez wanted to see a backflip off a Swiss ball live. @gormanwrestling #bishopgormanwrestling #ufc #mma #teamlundell #musclepharm #bjj #jiujitsu #wrestling #usawrestling #embracethegrind #crossfit #wod #gym #love #instafit #fit #fitness @goyito_perez @valle_flow @puncherking @bupascoach”

Jake Ellenberger played some blackjack. I like this.: “1 on 1 Double deck Blackjack at Caesars. The only way to go”

Jamie Varner’s ankle :(: “Still in shock this happened to me! #2014 has NOT been my year! I go to the specialist to see what the real damage is tomo. Please pray that I don’t need surgery or have to be laid up in a cast for months on in. I hope that I can get another shot at James or Abel when I get medically cleared.”

John Dodson, Damacio Page, Ali Bagautinov and Nick Urso after training: “Nice Monday morning workout. 1 week left for #UFCFIGHTNIGHT @damacio_page fights after me and then @puncherking fights for the title. What a team we have @nickursomma at @jacksonsmma #HappyMemorialDay”

Jon Jones is showing off his language skills:

Jose Aldo training with Pedro Rizzo: “Mas um treino com @pedrorizzorvt de muay thai!!!;-)) Ai vcs vai ver o speed kills!! ” I’m the greatest” #venumteam #eusouomaior #minhaenergiaeTNT #energydrink”

Josh Thomson tries to hug Cain Velasquez: “All I wanted was a hug from @officialcainvelasquez haha #goodtimeswithgoodpeople had him running scared.”

Junior Dos Santos with Demian Maia and Fabio Maldonado: “Na torcida pelos amigos aqui em SP @caipiradeaco e @demianmaia cheering for my friends this next Saturday here in São Paulo on TUF Brasil FINALE @caipiradeaco e @demianmaia”

Khabib Nurmagomedov and his crew: “Пацаны обмыли свои проигрыш”

Leslie Smith works out: “Shoulder press”

Louis Smolka lifts a heavy bag of sand: “Stepped it up to the 200lb sand bag today #warhorsestrength #teamiridium #hawaiielitemma”

Luke Rockhold in Berlin: “We’ve arrived in Berlin for #UFCFightNight life doesn’t suck! @heylittleslugger @ufc”

Mike Swick with the new AKA Thailand logo wall: “I don’t know why, but I am so excited about this logo painting! Wanted it so bad, and it was so hard to find someone here that could do it. 1 of 4 that we are currently painting at @AKAThailand. Big thanks to my gym manager @adrian2514, who tracked down the artists to do this for us! #AKAThailand #Phuket #Thailand”

Natasha Wicks and Kyle Kingsbury in Alaska: “Finally able to step away from my sisters Wedding stuff and got to explore the waters of Sitka, Alaska for 2 hrs w/@kingsbu “

Nick Diaz and T.J. Dillashaw in Vegas: “Looking a little soft next to the champ @tjdillashaw”

Pascal Krauss reads on his way to Berlin: “On my way to #Berlin for the @ufc #fightnight. Pretty good read! #WhereverYouGoThereYouAre #Livethepresentmoment @PeterSobotta”

Ramsey Nijem in Berlin: “Exploring #Berlin solo calls for a #selfie #UFCBerlin #somegermanbuilding”

Rory MacDonald his girlfriend (I think): “#WCW @ashlinrainbow #selfie”

Rustam Khabilov gets laced up for practice: “Lacing up @rustam_khabilov before an excellent workout today at the San Jose Gym. Almost fight time. @ufc #fightnightabq (photo by @thefoxidentity)”

Shayna Baszler got a little scratch: “Trying to do my best @kaitlin_young impression while training in Kuwait b4 we leave for Djbouti”

Shayna Baszler looking tough: “.300 win mag. Got to hang w/the snipers in Djibouti! #igmilitia #afetour #queensarmy”

Stephen Thompson all dressed up for a wedding: “Me Gerrison and @tonythompsonpb at Evans wedding this past weekend. #igers #igdaily #pitchblack #picoftheday #photooftheday”

T.J. Dillashaw is back in the gym: “Feels good to head in to the gym and watch my brothers beat up on each other. Brought the strap in to turn up the intensity in sparring.”

Team Alpha Male after T.J. Dillashaw’s win last weekend: “#TeamalphaMale celebration after @tjdillashaw winning the belt this weekend. Good times!!! #UFC173”

Team Alpha Male is all fired up this week!: “Everyone’s all pumped in the gym today, such a glorious weekend! Me @lancepalmer and @bopojoseph #Inspired”

Thiago Silva with his lady: “Dinner with my baby girl @dani_souza_azeredo”

Tito Ortiz caught a big fish: “My first White Seabass of the year! This is going to be a great fishing year. 50+lber”

Tyron Woodley’s training mask: “@TWooodley: Tunnel Vision! @ufc @MonsterProducts @TrainingMask @americantopteam #musicforchampions #ufc174 #NoDaysOff #ATTNation”

Uriah Hall trains: “the grind never stops #hallsway #ufc175”

Gilbert Melendez with Kron Gracie: “Got some training in with @riokid while in LA. He’s getting ready for his MMA debut. Tough session with some beast. #graciefighter #elninotrainingcenter #skrappack #team #KronGracie”

Luke Barnatt does media in Berlin: “Doing plenty of media here @ufc #UFCBerlin #LetsGoBigSlow”

Mark Hunt Videos!

“Noah hunt public school award”

“Zatoichi the girls are mesmerised”

Pet Pics!

Ben Saunders lost this battle: “Secret #Champion techniques to up your game! How to get #Popeye forearms in as little as 2 weeks in 2 not so easy steps! 1.) Travel the world in search of a true Afro Samurai. 2.) Forget about Life or Death while you work that #GripStrength with one of the most deadly species on earth. Become a #FutureLegend”

Fabricio Camoes’s dogs: “Brothers in arms .. Gringos brothers ….”

Hector Lombard and his dog: “My puppy :)”

Igor Gracie and a dog: “New academy mascot!”

Jessica Penne’s dog lounges: “Interrupted nap time… #ludomonster was not pleased #dontbullymybreed”

Joseph Benavidez and Benny: “Me and Benny busting out selfies this morning!”

Josh Thomson wakes up with his pup: “How I spend my early morning before my 6am workout. #FeelingLoved #mansbestfriend #lab”

Mike Swick’s buddy in Thailand: “Just gave my little buddy a shower. He lives next door to @AKAThailand, and is always into something! 😉 #AKAThailand #Phuket #Thailand”

Nik Lentz’s rabbit: “Sanpaa !!! Just a little ball of fur….”

One of these dogs is the one Akira Corassani rescued and I’m not sure about the other one: “Communication is very important in every relationship. This picture illustrates an argument where communication could’ve saved the drama…”

Patrick Cote’s dog Tito! I love him!: “My co-pilot today #golden #bestpal #tito”

Rose Namajunas’s dog killed a toy: “First time she’s ever destroyed anything I’m so proud!”

Steph Daniels’s kitties play: “At it again #kitty”

The Bailey and Maximus romance continues: “Gahhhhhhh too cute @andreiarlovski @jacksonsmma #dailybailey #maximusdog”

Family Pics!

Lil Duane Bang Ludwig: “#InstaSize OSSSS!! @lilduanebang”

Bubba McDaniel’s son after training: “My Boy Bryan after his first taste of sparring. He thinks he’s tough now!”

Chris Clements’s daughter at the gym: “Start her young. Averie loves the gym.”

Chris Weidman with his son: “In between workouts getting beat up by this monster!”

Chuck Liddell and his daughter switch hats: “My daughter thinks she looks better in my hat #waituntiluhaveadaughter #family #memorialweekend2014”

Eddie Bravo’s stylish son: “Cruisin for hunnies”

Francisco Rivera went to Disneyland!: “Son and Niece were super Excited for #Disneyland rides”

Lyoto Machida and his lovely wife:

Mauricio Rua and his lovely wife: “Dando um role com minha gata. @renatarua”

Max Holloway and his son: “Me and this munchkin gonna get chocolate wasted while mommy is gone! Lol #blessed”

Sean Pierson and his family: “A new family picture!”

Steven Siler and his new baby: “Father son time after getting his pp chopped #ouch #makinghimaman #poorguy #momsfault @maryw6279”

Tito Ortiz with his boys: “Boys home sick.”

Vitor Belfort cuts weight with his kids: “We are cutting weight Estamos cortando o peso”

Food Pics!

Felice Herrig cooked dinner: “Making Jeri the @suckerpunchent special !”

Ramsey Nijem’s food in Berlin: “My first schweinshnzeal #speltcompletelywrong #Berlin #foodie #UFCBerlin”

Tony Ferguson enjoys his meal at Hooters: “#Teamworkmakesthedreamwork #TeamFerguson #GoinDiamond Team Dinner at #Hooters @casey10thpcm @antmurataya @tyler_wombles @paradigmsm #GP baby!”

Antonio Silva enjoys some oysters: “Indicado pelo coach @jucao21 e pelo amigo @gleisontibau ,comendo uma ostra pra dar aquela força do bolinha.”

Brad Pickett enjoys(?) his German food: “Brad Pickett samples the local cuisine ahead of #UFCBerlin. Anyone for Currywurst?!”

Cory Braiterman’s dinner: “Short ribs, baby bok choy, sweet potato mash, king oyster and shiitake mushrooms. Ribs were slow roasted for about 1.75 hrs with 3 different chili sauces. You could pull the bone out like excalibur.”

Cris Cyborg’s lunch: “#lunchtime #criscyborg #hanagrill #iloved”

Darren Uyenoyama’s food: “What I get to eat, and what I don’t get to eat. The struggle is real!”

David Mitchell’s food: “Real food”

Frankie Edgar’s healthy dinner: “Another banging healthy and delicious meal from @eatcleanbro you are killing it my friend!”

GSP eats in Berlin: “Grabbing a bite to eat in Berlin after Francis’ workout!”

Jon Jones enjoyed the food in Brazil: “Had to hit a Brazilian steakhouse”

Jon Jones really liked the food in Peru, too: “Been to many countries but never had better food #Peru”

Jon Jones’s latenight dinner: “Dinner at 1am #roadlife #worldwide #grind #teamnosleep”

Louis Smolka’s food: “Don’t worry guys it’s bulking season w/ @marktupasmma @kailanigracie @gotjets #terimushroomcheeseburger #breakfastplate #itsnotevenbreakfatstime”

Ramsey Nijem got this great cake in Berlin: “Just left the Arab-German Center and they made me this delicious cake. #UFCBerlin”

T.J. Dillashaw’s sushi: “The @chadmendes money roll at @mikunisushi next to the @ufc belt in honor of is title fight August 2nd. #teamalphamaletakeover”

Tecia Torres gets in on some s’mores: “Lincoln made smores all by himself!! #bigboy @andrew_whitney #babybeast”

Tyron Woodley’s frozen yogurt: “Boy I earned this @FroYoYogurt today! @ColbyCovMMA @TaylorKrahl @devistatdarryl @ATTEvolution @edbilbasoo @jessicarowercameron @dfunk59”

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