Welcome to another week of MMA on Instagram! The fighters were looking very photogenic this week and I, for one, appreciate that tremendously. There are also lots of cute kids, lots of good food, and I met the golden retriever quota! Take a look, follow me on Instagram and enjoy the pics!
Cain Velasquez drops the puck at the San Jose Sharks game: "Ceremonial puck drop @sanjosesharksofficial"
Carlos Condit's knee surgery is done!: "Surgery done :) I want to thank everyone for the support and well wishes. #RoadToRecovery"
Cris Cyborg made weight at 145 lbs but quickly went back up to 160 lbs: "@criscyborg make weight 145 for lion fights on @axstv. This is her weight 3hrs later. Strong, fast and ready to go to WAR!"
Jon Jones riding his hog: "Can't rock the new kicks looking like a hot mess, heading to the #barbershop"
Ronda Rousey looking kinda hot: "#flashbackfriday old photoshoot for @fitnessRXwomen"
Luke Rockhold doing a crazy gym trick with Noad Lahat: "Check out my friend and teammate @noad_lahat aka Neo make his @ufc debut tomorrow at #UFCFightNight38 Henderson vs Shogun 2. He's got bigger balls than anyone in the our gym. #haircut"
Jon Jones flexing: "Six weeks of camp finished four more to go"
Jason Miller and Quinton Jackson hanging out: "Dope hanging out with these guys.. Reminds me of the old days @hansmolenkamp and @mayhemmiller"
Chad Mendes looking tough about turkeys: "Just found out it's only junior turkey season opener tomorrow. Gotta wait till next sat. Wanna find whoever did that and give em one of these right in the kisser!"
Nick Newell with Danny Trejo: "Scrapping with Danny Trejo #Machete #WSOF8 #BruceWeber"
Chuck Liddell and his wife, Heidi, enjoying a night out: "@beachersmadhouse another night of madness thanks to @jeffbeacher #beachersmadhouse #goodtimes"
Eddie Alvarez doing difficult gym things: "Getting that work in early Saturday morning."
Vitor Belfort and his hotel butler with a bunch of UFC and Brazil stuff in Dubai: "Olha q bacana o q o Esteve, o butler do hotel, colocou pro @realvitorbelfort no nosso quarto #dubai #jumeirahzabeelsaray"
Brendan Schaub with Tim Tebow and Sugar Shane Mosley: "The three amigos! Suga Shane Mosley, myself & Tim"
Mark Munoz, Johny Hendricks, Randy Couture and Daniel Cormier at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships: "Here supporting @CowboyWrestling #d1wrestle at the Natl's with @RandyCouture @JohnyHendricks @dc_mma @treymunoz What's wrong with this pic?"
Ronda Rousey drills with Jake Ellenberger: "shoulder-touch boxing drill with @ellenbergermma today"
Ben Saunders with his lovely lady: "Congrats to my boy Monti on getting hitched! Enjoying a beautiful wedding with my lover @bequibelle :)"
Chris Cariaso at Monster Jam: "Monster jam world finals with the family. Awesome! #mjworldfinals #selfie #lasvegas"
Josh Thomson with a pretty amazing balloon creation: "Balloon guy killed it today @therealpunk 's #DashCardio grand opening in San Jose CA. If u want abs like Josh & his doll u better get ur butt into Dash Cardio studio 💪"
Joe Silva visiting Pat Barry backstage before Barry made his return to kickboxing: "Joe Silva stopping in to see @hypeordie return to kickboxing."
Here's Pat Barry's backstage pic: "THIS IS THAT OLD SCHOOL SHIT!!! RED CORNER LOCKER ROOM!!!"
And here's Pat Barry after his second-round KO victory:
Cory Galloway's face looks rough after his XFC fight: "Chicks dig scars"
Alexander Gustafsson on a guys' night out: "Allstars på plats!!! Dock saknas några..."
Jon Jones at Chuck E. Cheese: "I think I had more fun than my kids"
Anthony Pettis got some sun in Las Vegas: "Needed some sun!!! #vegas #702 #414 #daylight"
Jon Jones also went to the rodeo:
Rousimar Palhares and Junior dos Santos did some training: "Com o Cigano e o professor Dorea mestre no boxe dos treinadores Erivan Conceição, Badola e Edelson Silva #BoxeTeamNogueira With Junior Cigano and the boxe professor Dorea who is the boxe master of my coachs Erivan Conceição, Badola and Edelson Silva!! #TeamNogueiraBoxe"
Mike Swick and a night security guy at AKA Thailand: "Sometimes I go to @AKAThailand late at night for some strength and conditioning, and the night security guys are always joining in. After the workout tonight, I got challenged to a pose off. He said he won. ;) #AKAThailand #Phuket #Thailand"
Urijah Faber is in Australia and there's Joel Edgerton!: "Fun crew out here! Some cool cats down under. Big fan of Joel Edgerton talented dude."
Akira Corassani after some interesting sparring: "Post sparring video with @frankieedgar and @mmarlonmoraes ... @fearthefighter"
Jessica Eye's Black Eye: "I am tired of looking at this stupid bruise . Wtf go away already ... #fighterproblem #ufc #jessicaeye #blackeye"
Antonio Silva and some friends got together watch the UFC fights: "Playing...Jogando uma sinuca com os amigos @katelgekubis @evertonvv @macarraodossantos depois de assistir o UFC."
Hector Lombard was at the same party: "Watching the @ufc fights at Stefan house @barbosabjj @bigfootsilva @katelgekubis @macarraodossantos @brunosoel @evertonvv @_andreaf_"
Chad Mendes is looking for something: "Just out lookin for sheds with my ninja win and @ab_raines"
Frank Mir decided to ride in back with the kids: "Kids were acting up so I suggested that @mrs_mir drive so that I ride in back with kids, not one of my better ideas. #fastandfurious #ufc #mma"
Team Sonnen has some moves at TUF Brazil: "@joiltonperegrinomma @warlleyalves sucuri hoi sucuri hoi sucuri sucuri sucuri hoi... Hahaha #tufbrasil3 #teamsonnen #badguys"
Rafael dos Anjos, Beneil Dariush, Lyoto Machida and Fabricio Werdum have been training together: "Treinão de segunda feira. Amazing training,everyone is ready for the battle. #ufcchampion #ufc #mma #bjj #thankyougod #jiujitsu #jesus @lyotomachidafw @kings_mma @werdum @beneildariush'
John Makdessi shows us his S&C training: "Last exercise of #strength and #conditioning - The last thing u do in your training is always tough but keep pushing & keep focus and watch your form! #JBM #training #teambull"
This pic of Danny Castillo made me think of True Detective: "Just finished a tough @hypoxico session. Im on track for #UFC172."
Here's Jon Jones and Keith Jardine at Whole Foods; "Just ran into brother and mentor at whole foods #MEANONE"
Frank Mir's been training with some of the Jackson's guys: "Great to be back w/ my brothers. Laughing lots and training hard. Thanks @travisbrownemma @jonnybones and Coach @rickylundell for the great day! #ufc @ufc #mma #bjj @gormanwrestling"
Uriah Hall has fun while shopping: "don't act like you wouldn't do it too lol"
Jose Aldo with some footballer guys: "O futebol foi show muito obrigado @cantorbelo pelo jogo, mas sacudimos o @belofutebolshow @andersonaguia @pedrinho_77 @veronamaral @cantordiogonogueira !!! Só tenho q agradecer ao monstro @pedrinho_77 por me dar essa honra de joga ao seu lado, obrigado. #aldokicks"
Junior dos Santos getting ready for a TV shoot: "Nos bastidores da minha gravação com a TV SAMSUNG. Querem ver o vídeo? http://bit.ly/getreadytowatch Behind the scenes of my Samsung TV shoot... Want to see my video? http://bit.ly/getreadytowatch"
Here's a bunch of Gracies at the pool: "Getting ready for the first training session of the camp with my cousins @rollesgracie @gregorgracie @danielgracie"
Anderson Silva was on TV: "Hoje Meia Noite estarei com meu parceiro Danilo Gentilli no The Noite no SBT ... Simbora rir bastante !!!"
Julianna Pena was on the Jason Ellis show: "#reddragons #ellismate #factionradio #siriusxm #ultimatefighter #venezuelanvixen #vvlove #jasonellis"
Travis Browne, Frank Mir and Ricky Lundell after training: "Just another day at the office!! #sunshining #birdschirping #beesbuzzing @rickylundell @thefrankmir @gormanwrestling @ufc"
Lyoto Machida after training: "After a Good Workout!Depois de um bom treino!!"
Isaac Vallie-Flagg and coach Mike Winklejohn: "Wink rocking his "I like ike" shirt today at practice, go get yours today! Get yours now"
Here are the Miss Ultimate Fighter Brazil contenders: "Making its Ultimate Fighter debut is the "Miss Ultimate Fighter Brazil" contest. On this season of #TUFBrazil, the fighters will choose who becomes this season's Miss Ultimate Fighter Brazil! Follow the contest on #TUFBrazil: Wanderlei vs Sonnen"
Model Pic #1 - Erick Silva: "Arena lotada aqui em Natal, e essa torcida motiva muito.... #ufcnatal"
Model Pics #2 - Josh Samman (who finally updated his IG!!!): "First pic back on Instagram in a while with a #candidcamera from Jax this weekend. #ufc #mma #samman"
Model Pic #3 - Hector Lombard: "Looking for sponsors @hectorlombard"
Model Pic #4 - Nick Newell: "Utah selfie"
Model Pic #5 - Patrick Cummins (throwback): "#tbt @officialdurkin B4 #AdventureTooth"
Mark Hunt Video!
"Back on it new heart cc"
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira's dog: "Foco!!! Na comida do dono .... Rsrs"
Alexander Gustafsson and one of his dogs: "❤️"
Jason Miller's dog, Gator, enjoys the sunshine: "Bout time it's Spring."
Tyson Griffin's dogs get some sun: "I think my dogs are enjoying their #sundayfunday #americanbulldog #bullmastiff #Brutus #Riya #dogs #mansbestfriend"
Dan Hardy's dog is crashed out: "Early night after a long walk around town. #GypsyPoodle"
Here's Alexander Gustafsson with his other dog: "Mys ❤️"
Isaac Vallie-Flagg gave you all a cat pic: "Bam! You are welcome"
Erick Silva and the Nogueira dog: "Parceiro do @logansilva_bulldogfrances o #Temaki rs @minotauromma"
Rener Gracie plays with his dog, Tioki: "Playing futbol in the backyard with Daddy!"
Jamie Varner rescued this dog: "Doing my best to save this lil guy. He was running on the axis road towards the freeway.... #gooddeed #7 for the day ;) #pitbull #rescue #dogwhisperer"
Here's Uriah Hall with some pups: "these cute little guys won't let me sleep lol ."
Josh Thomson dog snoozes: "My boys.... Sigh.... 😴😴😴😴 #McLovin doin what he does best. #mansbestfriend #bulldog #englishbulldog #bullies #myboys"
Patrick Cote's golden retriever, Tito: "Another tough day for this guy !!! #golden #bestpal #dog #relax"
And here is Patrick Cote with his dog and no shirt!: "He dont want me to go to the gym this morning !!!! #bestpal #3weekstogo #golden"
The Savannah Cat!
"I'm having a hard time sleeping so I thought I'd harass Mufasa a little bit. I don't think he's very amused. He totally punked me at the beginning of this clip, I actually flinched"
Glover Teixeira enjoys more sushi: "Dinner hora da janta"
Thiago Alves is making some Dolce Diet chili: "Champion chile from my brother @thedolcediet to refuel the machine so I can finish strong another week! One more practice to go 👊💪"
Jon Jones's snack:
Travis Browne is smoking stuff: "#smokedsalmon #smokedribs the weather is warming up!! This is how we do!!!"
Jon Jones's dinner that I would devour: "#Friends #NCAAwrestling #salmonsalad great night"
The Belforts have an encounter with a dragon fruit: "This fruit is call dragon fruit very good for the heart. Essa fruta se chama dragon ela é muito boa para o coração"
"Here is the fruit dragon from a inside look Aqui é a fruta descascada"
Travis Browne's ribs are almost done: "Mouth is watering!! #ONOLICIOUS"
Alexander Gustafsson's dessert looks tasty: "Fina grejor"
Chad Mendes's stuffed bell peppers: "Ground deer n elk, brown rice, tomato, goat milk feta cheese, mushroom, n bread crumb stuffed bell pepper!!!!! #bouttomakelove"
Khabib Nurmagomedov and his friends enjoy a little feast: "Сегодня хорошо отдохнули перед тяжелой неделей, братья пригласили на узбекский плов 👍👍👍😉"
Tecia Torres's healthy pasta: "Chef @bebelaced ;) so yummy!!"
Chris Leben eats...something: "Comfort food"
Mike Rhodes's chicken and guac wraps: "Lunch thanks to @chef_angelo_p Ezekiel wraps with guacamole and curried chicken so #Delicious"
Some of the things Alptekin Ozkilic likes: "#food i love it"
Chad Mendes's halibut dinner: "rilled halibut with bell peppers n mushrooms, Turkey bacon wrapped asparagus, sweet potato and a tomato basil salad."
Here's BE's Steph Daniels's pizza!: "It's pizza day at my house. If @mattroth512 were closer he could have pizza Wednesdays with us :)"
SB Nation MMA's own Cory Braiterman made a full turkey dinner (and forgot to send my invitation!): "Who cooks a turkey dinner with fixings in march? This guy."
Gus has crepes for breakfast: "Breakfast!!!"
Ramsey Nijem's paella that his grandmother made: "Abuela made #paella #spanish #notfundieting"
Fabricio Werdum with his daughter:
Soa Palelei in the car with his family: "#OHANA Means Family. Family Means No One Gets Left Behind #HulkFamily #FamilyTime"
Max Holloway and his son enjoy movie night: "Me an the mini movie night! #blessed"
Patrick Cote with his nephew (and a shirt): "Family over everything !!!"
T.J. Dillashaw with a child who may be related to him: "Me and the coolest guy I know headed to Tahoe."
Baby Gray Maynard and Gray Maynard's Baby look a lot alike: "Me as a baby on the left. My so called child on the right. I don't think she's mine, we look nothing alike 🏃👶"
Michelle Waterson's little birthday girl: "Thank you all for wishing araya a happy birthday!!!! Her party was a hit! She had a blast with all her friends! You guys are the best! She is officially sugared out for the rest of the year!"
C.B. Dollaway's baby daughter: "Glad I could get the job done for my biggest little fan !!"
Kim Couture and her son: "Hangin with my Son-Shine!🌞 @oakleywade #bestkidever #proudmama"
Chris Clements's daughter plays with her baby brother: "Averie and Liam getting to know each other"
And here's the baby brother:
Sean Pierson's little superhero: "Another #Superhero in the family, my boy Hunter at 2 months! #batman #ufc #mma #comics"
Marlon Sandro and his son: "Bom dia!!! Esse e meu parceiro,filho meu tudo!! Deus me faça ser um pai melhor cuidar dele como o senhor cuida de nos."
Chris Weidman's daughter is all dressed up to hit the stage: "My little duck in the spring play"
Jeremy Stephens has lunch with his daughter: "Lunch date #homemade"