MMA on Instagram: Making Love, Not War

Let's talk about happy things! It's been a really rough week. But I really think I found enough pleasant and uplifting pics for this…

By: Katie Winter | 9 years ago
MMA on Instagram: Making Love, Not War
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Let’s talk about happy things! It’s been a really rough week. But I really think I found enough pleasant and uplifting pics for this week’s post to give us some reprieve for at least a little while. Enjoy the pics and ponder this: Would “War and Peace” have been as highly acclaimed as it was if it was published under it’s original name “War—What Is It Good For?” Happy Friday!!!

Ali Bagautinov swimming: “10.08.2014 г каспийские море ) Изберг #ufc #ali #alibagautinov #puncher #puncherking #king #krepost #sambo #sambo70 #combatsambo #mma #fightnights”

Alptekin Ozkilic enjoys his holiday: “Keep calm and enjoy life #Turkiye #Turkey #summer2014 #Boatlife”

Antonio Silva films on the beach: “Shooting UfC countdown…. Gravando para o @ufcbrasiloficial dia 13 de setembro em Brasilia. #ufcfightnight”

Ben Saunders is training: “Just finished up a sick training session with Bobby Robare when you mix his style of #MejiroGym #DutchKickboxing with the #JKD of #KillaB you get a wicked remix of #Wutang #ChessBoxin #NoCanDefend”

Brian Stann trains with Jake Ellenberger: “Nice gloves guys 😉 @ellenbergermma @brianstann”

Claudia Gadelha selfie: “Workout time!! Hora do trabalho, cheia do suquinho de manga! #teamgadelha #mmagirl #ufc #gadelhasgrind #gadelhasway #ufcgirl #theblackbelt #aracruzveiculos #cers #facha”

Court McGee’s arm is getting better: “Completed my 3rd and final surgery from the December #UFConFox9 fight. It’s been a long recovery and at times difficult. I’ll be back soon. @ufc #fighterproblems #thegoodfight #ufc”

Donald Cerrone, before he could say who his next fight was: “Not saying I’m getting ready for anything? But I’m for something? @Lawrenceherrera @Elevatephw”

Cris Cyborg got her toes done: “O que fazer quando você começa fazer as unhas no salao e a mulher empurra a cutícula para o lado errado? Assume o B.O… Fala amiguinha você só pinta!! hoje acordei com a macaca! what to do when you start doing nails in the salon and the woman pushes the cuticle to the wrong side? takes B.O let her paint so !!! I woke up today with the monkey! #thailand #phukettopteam #learn #everyday #brazilianstyle #nails #loved”

Dana White enjoyed the super moon: “This was the Super Moon tonight in New Zealand. How sick is that!! #supermoon #moongeektonight”

Derek Brunson selfie: “I don’t workout for nothin #SelfieSwag”

Duke Roufus got a present: “My wife the @duchessofroufus surprised me with the @ziggymarley #FlyRasta #soccer jersey. Been a fan of Ziggy since high school way back to #ConsciousParty album”

Eddie Alvarez doing difficult things: “Here ya go Grrrrrr!!!”

Elias Theodorou in his underwear: “Repost: Fuck pants! Ran into these animals and had to join the party. #DontYouHatePants !? #Nopants #SundayFunday #savage”

Erick Silva went to the dermatologist: “Visitando a clínica de dermatologia da amiga @sheilaespicalsky em Vila Velha-ES”

Frankie Edgar at the Mets game: “At Citi Field w my Pops for the @mets game taking over there twitter at 6 #askFrankie. Hit me up.”

Gesias Cavalcante went here and I’m jealous: “Cruze a caverna do paraíso. Uluwatu, Bali. #SUPsurf . . Cross the cave to paradise. #UluwatuBeach. #SUP #Surf #Bali #Indonesia”

Ian McCall in Lake Tahoe: “Angora lake 🙂 #laketahoe”

It turns out Holly Holm is way handy: “My husband was out of town last weekend and I figured I’d dive into making a bed for the spare room. Starting staining today! Wish me luck to not mess it up! I’ll post a picture when I’m done”

Jason Miller and Fabricio Werdum working out: “VAI CAVALO @werdum”

Jessamyn Duke got more ink work done: “Happily back on the table w/ @tattooistcarsonhill to get some work done on my 3/4 sleeve. #tattoos #ink #color #chickswithink”

Jon Jones is out of surgery: “All done”

Jon Jones went shooting: “Shoot the rifle @stag_arms made for me. #223 #556 #merica”

Jose Aldo selfie: “Esperando a hora do embarque para Manaus!! Amanha receberei uma homenagem do meu irmão Fabricio Lima !! Obrigado irmão #tmj77123”

Junior dos Santos, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Shogun:

Khabib Nurmagomedov eats and recovers: “С Ризваном у него дома.”

Luke Rockhold on the way to Hong Kong and Singapore: “Off to Hong Kong to Singapore back to Hong Kong and eventually Macau for fight week thanks @ufc for the business class, most excellent cheers!”

Lyoto Machida out with the guys:

Mauricio Rua at UFC Brasil HQ: “Hoje vim visitar os novos escritórios do UFC em São Paulo! @ufcbrasiloficial Visiting today the new @ufc offices in São Paulo, Brazil!”

Miesha Tate paddle boarding: “Sundays Paddle Boarding session For UFC From All Angles with my BFF #Skooter! Doesn’t he look so adorable in that little life jacket?!! #MyBestFriend #LakeLasVegas #PaddleToTheCore”

Mike Rhodes at the Hoover Dam: “Life’s adventures take you to the edge, I’m comfortable to living life there!”

Mike Swick shows off the beach in Thailand: “The beaches are so beautiful and quiet this time of year in #Phuket. The ups of low season. 😉 @AKAThailand”

Ode to Phil Baroni: “This is my shrine at moms house”

Pascal Krauss with some snazzy shoes: “Sooo schöne Blumen #aschenputtel #TeaTime #Shoeswagg”

Patrick Cote is in Thailand: “Sept 27 UFC178 dont miss it !!!! @fearthefighter @ufc @bttcanada @tigermuaythai”

Phil Baroni on his food tour: “After a great meal #stuffed”

Rich Walsh got a new car: “New edition to the family !”

Shogun and his lovely wife, Renata: “Com a minha gata no jantar beneficente em prol de crianças com Cancer dos “Atletas Solidários” em São Paulo. With my babe at the special dinner to raise funds for kids with cancer, by “Atletas Solidarios” here in Sao Paulo. @ufc @ufcbrasiloficial”

Soa Palelei appeared on a morning show: “Great to hang out with @lisajfernandez and take on the cold & water this morning for @9newsperth morning show. Good try Lisa don’t ever challenge me again lol haha #ShesOneThoughCookie #DontLetTheSmileFoolYa #WesternMudRush”

T.J. Dillashaw’s Sunday Funday: “Finally laying down, had a great Sunday. Conditioning followed up with fun in the sun on the river with some good people. Ready for another hard week.”

Thiago Alves after training: “Oh you know, that’s how my face looks after a hard day of work @americantopteam. What about yours? #WontStop #CantStop #lovemyJob #SpartanLife #allmyninjas @tpaclothing #getsome Meu rosto depois de um dia pesado de trabalho.”

Tito Ortiz is in Thailand, too: “@PhuketProNutrition good grub. @PhuketTopTeam”

Mark Hunt Videos!

Mark Hunt selfie: “U didn’t know bout the selfie”


“Awwwww guuuummonnnnn with the clostraphobic cuuhhh my sleeping quarters lol O2 chamber baby”


“Windy cuuuh”

“Jus chillin at city boxing”

Pet Pics!

Alexander Gustafsson’s puppy really is the cutest thing ever: “So cute have no words for it! #titanbullyz”

Dan Hardy’s dog is tired out: “Long day hiking… #Dovedale”

Fabricio Camoes’s dog: “I guess she miss me too… #Gringa @scb619 #bully”

Holly Holm’s kitty: “Wish I could lay around like this guy but I guess I better go train. Doc says I can start (lightly) striking!”

Isaac Vallie-Flagg posted this dog pic: “This dog has better teeth than me at the moment”

Jessica Aguilar shopped with her dog: “Napo grocery shopping w Mami! #BostonTerrier #Dog #Pet #BostonLover #FollowMe #Fun #FitBoston #LifeStyle #NapoLocoBoston #Publix #DinnerTime #Groceries”

Julie Kedzie’s dog: “#dailybailey she’s snuggling and snoring. “

Kyle Noke played with his dog: “Having some fun with Arnold, He’s had this ball for about a year.”

Rashad Evans’s dog watched Life of Pi: “Romeo watches tv like he is a person. He will sit there and watch tv all day if you let him. watching tv with my buddy is always relaxing until he farts! Hahaha!!#lazyday”

Rick Hawn’s pets have no hair: “Sleepy animals! #chinesecrested #russiandonskoy #hairlesspets”

This was my favorite Katie-dog pic of the week: “My towel girl.”

Tony Ferguson met a baby goat: “Check ’em out! Billy the baby #Goat! Had a chance to walk thru #OCFair #livestock portion w/ @xtfergie & this Lil dude was too cool!”

Family Pics!

Chris Weidman and his family on vacation: “Just got to Florida for beginning of our vacation. First dinner was no joke. Happy !”

Duane Ludwig and his kids: “Ninja Meeting @lilbasludwig @lilduanebang n my Princess”

Jimi Manuwa’s family: “Welcome home party after my morning run!! No1 fans #familyfirst #lionseatfirst “

Mark Munoz and his daughter: “Me and my baby girl on the carousel! #daddydaughterdate Love these times!”

Max Holloway’s son on the beach: “Beaching it with the #minime #teamblessed”

Patrick Cummins with Mark Munoz’s daughter: “#NoToothTuesday with the cutest member of the Muñoz Family. Sorry @mark_munoz #BowInMyHairDontCare”

Rick Hawn’s nephew: “My baby nephew, Nalin looks so peaceful!”

Vitor Belfort’s daughters: “Caiu o dente da #vitoria ela ta tão feliz. #vitoria just had tooth fairy she so happy”

Food Pics!

Cory Braiterman’s dinner: “Whole wheat rigatoni; shrimp; roasted cape gooseberry, purple bell pepper, garlic with some lime and white wine sauce. And black pepper because I’m not a fan of cheese and shellfish you crazy people”

Cris Cyborg’s lunch: “we have lunch? @caloriephuket #greatFOOD #cristianejustino #imissmyhomie #criscyborg #thailand”

David Mitchell’s meal: “My go to meal. Add ghee to pan, add any veggie green, red, orange, purple, yellow! Add three pastured eggs. Serve with a good salt, MCT oil, avo! Oh and more raw alive organic grass-fed cultured magical Mama Sattya Ghee! Eat more healthy fats people!!!!!!”

Demetrious Johnson had a treat meal: “Well got 6 more weeks and weight is on point might as well enjoy myself a bit #ufc178 #babybeardgame #treatyourselftuesday”

Gesias Cavalcante’s BBQ: “Thai BBQ at the bamboo house.”

Here’s Victor Rodriguez’s food:

Igor Gracie’s acai bowl: “Açaí de jantar o encerrar o dia! The acai challenge is on @rollesgracie @enology58 @rogergracie @berimbau_nyc”

Ilir Latifi with some sushi: “Bästa sushi och thai stället i stan! #thaihousewok med @gabibekil”

Joe Proctor’s food: “Can’t beat a home made pull pork meal by @nicole_bannister”

Rich Walsh’s mom made these: “Trying to diet and this is what mum cooks on the reg!”

This was my favorite fruit bowl of the week: “Fig & berry bowl.”

This was my favorite pasta bowl of the week: “Figs and walnuts sautéed in a bit of butter with sage, salt and pepper, tossed with sundried tomato and goat cheese ravioli. I thought it might be delicious. I was right #asimplepastalunch #nofilter”

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