Another Christmas has come and gone. Santa Clause made his yearly trip around the world, presents were opened, gut-busting mountains of food were eaten, and of course, many of the world’s top MMA fighters celebrated with their families.
On Tuesday, MMA fighters from top promotions all over the world — from the UFC to Bellator to ONE Championship to Rizin — took to social media to wish their fans a Merry Christmas, and let everyone know how they were celebrating.
As expected, there was lots of food, family time, visits from Santa, and of course, some training.
Without further ado, here’s how the MMA community celebrated Christmas.
Of course, not everybody in the MMA community had the Christmas they hoped for. After the UFC elected to move UFC 232 from Las Vegas to Los Angeles at the last minute, dozens of fighters have spoken up to share their disappointment in the promotion, while countless fans have taken to social media to scold the promotion.
The good news is that, between UFC 232 and Rizin 14 on New Years, there’s plenty of world class MMA just around the corner.
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 12/24/2018.