Happy Friday! Hasn't this week been much nicer than last week? I hope you agree. There are lots of great pics this week and some MMAIG first-timers (Niklas Backstrom, Bec Rawlings) so take a look and enjoy!
A nice pic of Shogun, his manager and Lorenzo Fertitta: "Em São Paulo hoje, após reunião com @lorenzofertitta e meu manager @eduardo_alonso nos escritórios do UFC. Quero agradecer ao Lorenzo pelo carinho de sempre. Esse suporte torna lutar pelo UFC uma das minhas maiores motivações. @ufcbrasiloficial In Sao Paulo today, after a meeting @lorenzofertitta and my manager @eduardo_alonso at the @UFC offices. This support make fighting for the UFC one of my biggest motivations. @ufc"
Ali Bagautinov at an event with nice food: "16.08.2014 Матлас Хунзахский район #ufc #ali #alibagautinov #puncher #puncherking #bagautinov #princ #arturbagautinov #sambo #sambo70 #combatsambo #fightnights #mma #горцыотума"
Bec Rawlings with her bosses after TUF wrapped up: "Meee & my girl Angela with @danawhiteufc aka Big papa & @lorenzofertitta celebrating 6 weeks of filming #TUF20! ! @ufc"
Cat Zingano tries out a compression suit: "Check out these compression suits! Pretty intense on my legs, very nice"
Chris Camozzi trains in a mask: "Get your training mask at Performancemma.com along with all Revgear products!"
Claudia Gadelha at the beach: "Aquele rolé no meu carrão!! #natalrn #praiadegenipabu #riograndedonorte #belezanatural #amominhaterra #paraíso"
Cris Cyborg went on an aerial adventure: "Two things define you: Your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything. #flashback #brazil #goodmorning #godblessyou #criscyborg #believe #keeptrust"
Donald Cerrone sparred with Alistair Overeem : "Thanks for the rounds @Felderpaul and @jonavinwebb @Alistairovereem was a blast sparing with you"
Elias Silverio with Shogun: "Olha o artilheiro do time!!! @shogunoficial #jogodobem #curitiba #ufc #ufcbrasil #arsenalcar"
Georges St-Pierre did the ice bucket challenge: "Check out my #ALSIceBucketChallenge on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1tkI408. And please make sure to donate: http://www.alsa.org/donate."
Gunnar Nelson in Stockholm: "Gunnar Nelson stands in front of the Stockholm skyline on the #UFCStockholm media tour. @ufcfightclub members get access to tickets today!! http://www.axs.com/uk/events/253305/ufc-tickets/promos/30807?skin=sga"
Here's Khabib Nurmagomedov with a child: "Мой братишка двоюродный - Мухаммад говорит мне что хочет стать бойцом, как вы оцениваете его шансы?"
Here's Mauricio Rua doing a futbol thing: "Me sinto honrado em ter participado desse evento,obrigado Adriano e Cafu pelo convite,obrigado aos meus amigos que jogaram comigo,obrigado a todos os participantes."
I don't know what's happening in this picture: "17.08.2014 Лакский район с Куркли в родовом селе @kamilgadzhiev около VIP комнаты для отдыха ) #ufc #ali #alibagautinov #puncher #puncherking #bagautinov #princ #arturbagautinov #sambo #sambo70 #combatsambo #fightnights #mma"
I just thought this was a lovely picture of Rose Namajunas:
Ilir Latifi with his coffee: "Morning cafe at Pascal @cafepascal before practice"
Jon Jones at Summer Slam:
Jon Jones with Brock Lesnar: "Lol big Brock"
Josh Barnett was at Summer Slam, too: "Brock...Cena...#SummerSlam"
Junior dos Santos team selfie: "Treino técnico de Muay Thai com professor @alexchadud #TNT #TNTenergydrink #CERS #CorinthiansMMA #Nike Technical Muay Thai training with coach @alexchadud"
Justin Edwards went fishing: "Caught this big 33 inch #snakehead in the canal by the house. It was #myfirsttime it was with the help of my #fishingbuddy @teamurbinamma aka @whatthehect and @marcelocastaneda @gurbinamma #rivermonsters #fishon #rippinglips #fishingpicoftheday #fishingdaily #bullseyesnakhead #rivermonster #ohioboy #Florida #floridafishing #record #fishing #awesome #sunglasses #outdoors"
Kurt Pellegrino went fishing: "Whatever lol #killingit #catching @factsoffishing"
Kyra Gracie at her baby shower: "Baby shower Chá de bebê @vivsvargas @raphaelawitt"
Luke Rockhold with lots of money in Macau: "Hanging out with @lukerockhold at the Venetian in Macau. Dude is on fire! He can't lose tonight! Up $10k already! I remember when he first came to AKA from Santa Cruz. Now he is living his dreams and globe trotting all over the world. So proud of him! ;) #TeamAKA #AKAFamily @americankickboxingacademy @AKAThailand"
Michael Bisping selfie: "Quick selfie after training. Final week prep is going great."
Michelle Waterson's back: "Don't know how to flex my back but I'm super happy with the progress I've made with my strength and conditioning coach steve from Turning Point here in Albuquerque! #champ #bam #gains #doyouevenliftbro"
Niklas Backstrom at his photo shoot in Stockholm: "Straight ballin mannen "
Pascal Krauss in the gym: "Working the @grapplesnake"
Patrick Cote after training in Thailand: "Another great session with awesome people, training partners and professor !!! @tareksul @fmaccachero @rogerhuerta155 @tigermuaythai #UFC178 #27SEPT #VEGAS #CotevsThompson"
Roger Huerta lifts some people: "Nice jits this morning with the twins @ashabov_hasan and @askhabovlion . Really excited to see these two grow in this sport of MMA. The sky is the limit for them if that. #chechen #twins #boys #talented #goodboys #Chechnya #tough #training #trainingcamp #tigermuaythai #phuket #thailand #travel #goodpeople #goodtimes #goodvibes #goodenergy"
Ronda Rousey in Hong Kong: "Hong Kong... Bruce Lee..."
Scantily seated Cris Cyborg: "#funtime #brazilianstyle #criscyborg #patong #thailand #chill"
Soa Palelei at a premiere: "Red Carpet event for the premiere movie called Son Of A Gun #ButFirstLetMeTakeASelfie #SonOfAGun #Media #RedCarpet"
Throwback pic of Kyle Noke with Steve Irwin (who apparently could throw): "Just going through some old pics. So many great memories with Steve and his beautiful family. Working at Australia Zoo changed my life forever. Thank you."
Tito Ortiz on the beach in Thailand: "Done training now down By da beach. Lord have mercy!"
Mark Hunt Videos!
"M E A N"
"Meeeeeaaaannnn bra meeeeean"
Alistair Overeem's dog: "Its Monday and I'm still.."
Bailey Kedzie: "#dailybailey HAHA I took this the other day but I love it so I'm posting it. #sideeye"
Jason Miller's dog goes for a ride: "Just a hotdog, staring out the window"
Julie Kedzie's cat: "For my bud @shomanart"
Kyle Kingsbury's dogs wrestle through a sleeping bag: "El Guapo made his way inside the sleeping bag and Baby wasn't putting up with it"
Rener Gracie's dog, Tioki: "Happy Puppy. @tiokithedog"
Shayna Baszler with her dog: "This little monster had a hard day of chasing houseflies & skating #isispuppy #pointer #pitbull #dogsofinstagram"
So, Canelo Alvarez has this cat…:
Tony Ferguson's dog in the park: "Spending some time with my daughter at the #Park #Knucklez #frenchy #frenschton #Relaxed #tranquil #Costamesa #OC #Orangecounty #calmbeforethestorn @UFC #UFC177"
Braulio Estima and his sons: "My boys ;)))"
Chuck Liddell and family: "Disney junior event with family and friends"
Frankie Edgar's son got after it in the kitchen: "I go down to make my daily @gasparinutrition shake and this is what I find.......I think Tino is thinking Uncle @richgaspari isn't gonna be to happy. Haha"
Little Duane Ludwig is flexin': "Suns out guns out @lilduanebang"
Tito Ortiz's sons eat in Thailand: "Great food @officialmusclebar Phuket Pro Nutrition Muscle Bar - @sandorearl"
Vinny Magalhaes's wife and son: "My beautiful wife and our son in the back half naked"
Alexander Gustafsson's non-training food: "Offseason diet @hemmavasastan with my friends @jimmyboyeriksson @challmoke"
Alptekin Ozkilic's chicken wings: "Best wings in the world y'all #kanat #chickenwings #bizimdurum #Turkiye"
Another great meal for Alexander Gustafsson: "@vasaaptit"
Antonio Silva and Gleison Tibau eat oysters: "Lunch time with my friend Tibau..Depois do 3 treino do dia,é hora de jantar com meu parceiro @gleisontibau ,umas ostras pra dar a "Força do bolinha" rsrs"
Cory Braiterman's dinner: "Oh, that's brown rice and quinoa; salmon baked on a bed of yellow squash with lemongrass, furikake and peas with a big dollop of miso butter"
Cris Cyborg's lunch: "Lunch time at @caloriephuket #criscyborg #phukettopteam #thankyou #greatfood #champion #invictafc #muaythai ##"
Dan Hardy's healthy dinner: "All kinds of good stuff. The culinary skills of @serpentlacey #Vegan #StirFry #PowerMeal"
Frankie Edgar's healthy food: "Chicken Cacciatore @eatcleanbro your a genius, keep em coming!"
Gesias Cavalcante drinks fresh coconut water: "I wish Florida was like Phuket where you step out of the gym and on the street you have many options of places like this to get some fruit. Coconut water after training is the best!!!! Go check it out on youtube the episode 4 of Phuket Dreaming @PhuketTopTeam shot by the great @GenghisCon7 featuring @CrisCyborg too. . "
Igor Gracie's burger: "The best burger you will ever have! Truffle burger and the braised short rib burger, hard to pick one so I always eat both."
Igor Gracie's omelette: "French omelete Gracie style! (Turkey, goat cheese, tomatoes, oregano and guacamole). #graciediet"
Jamie Varner's breakfast: "Here's to starting the day off right! #greendrink #hulkjuice kale, spinach, chard, mango, Greek yogurt and water. #fitness #mma #ufc"
Joe Proctor's dinner: "A nice surprise dinner from @nicole_bannister"
Joe Rogan made beer can chicken: "Cooked my first ever beer can chicken on @greenmountaingrills today. I'll definitely be doing this again. It's so moist it's falling off the bone."
Joe Rogan's venison: "Eating venison at 12:34am while watching a hunting show. I'm that guy."
John Makdessi's burger: "Looks good? Who needs bread with a sirloin #burger? Get creative! Meal after a good #training tonight with @turniercrosstraining"
Max Holloway's breakfast: "Breakfast!!! #teamblessed @legacyhawaii @rylanlizares @gracietechnicshonolulu"
Steph Daniels's Thai food: "I might just have a Thai food addiction. #foodstagram #foodporn"
Tecia Torres's burger: "Restuarant Food! I've missed you."
Tecia Torres's dessert: "It's about to go down! #sweetness"
Tito Ortiz's rambutan: "What is this? Not sure but it's good."