The holidays are here, and fighters, with the exceptions of those fighting at UFC 207 and WSOF 34, are taking a break from face punching to enjoy some good food, relax, and spend some quality time with their loved ones.
Below is how the MMA and UFC stars celebrated the 2016 holidays:
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from my family to yours!! #alllove #merrychristmas #Liddellfamily #familyfirst
A photo posted by Chuck Liddell (@chuckliddell) on Dec 24, 2016 at 3:16pm PST
Wesołych Świąt | Merry Christmas #jesus #Christmas #wesolychswiat #merrychristmas #joan… https://t.co/fytjG5OI4D pic.twitter.com/jBTwjejLvG
— Joanna Jedrzejczyk (@joannamma) December 24, 2016
Happy Holidays! ⛄️❄️ Art by the great @thephotoshopsteve
A photo posted by Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) on Dec 24, 2016 at 7:10pm PST
Merry Christmas everyone! Joyeux Noël à tous!!!
A video posted by Georges St-Pierre (@georgesstpierre) on Dec 24, 2016 at 2:11pm PST
My Christmas Selfie OG style with my bros a Family affair baby!! @nickdiaz209 @NateDiaz209 pic.twitter.com/DptFF4z6TY
— Burt Watson (@BurtWatson4real) December 24, 2016
Merry Christmas, Eve! ❤️ The Benalivi’s .. thanks for the gear @tipsyelves! #LookCloselyAtTheReindeer
A photo posted by Megan Olivi (@meganolivi) on Dec 24, 2016 at 1:21pm PST
Just want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!!
— Stephen Thompson (@WonderboyMMA) December 25, 2016
It’s good to be home for Christmas!! #MerryChristmas #HappyHolidays
A photo posted by Miesha Tate (@mieshatate) on Dec 24, 2016 at 9:30am PST
Mmmmm Christmas dinner
A photo posted by Neil Magny (@neil_magny170) on Dec 24, 2016 at 9:08pm PST
Christmas Eve morning got me like
A video posted by Chris Weidman (@chrisweidmanufc) on Dec 24, 2016 at 6:14am PST
Merry Christmas ya filthy animals…. @mtnops #uglysweater
A photo posted by Chadmendes (@chadmendes) on Dec 24, 2016 at 10:41pm PST
Snow angels at Garwoods in Tahoe. A bets a bet… #tahoe #snowangel #snowboarding #merrychristmas
A video posted by Chadmendes (@chadmendes) on Dec 23, 2016 at 11:24pm PST
This is how you do Xmas dinner.
A photo posted by Donald Cerrone (@cowboycerrone) on Dec 24, 2016 at 12:05pm PST
Merry Christmas to all of you. I hope your day is full of great family, good food, warm fires, and this amazing picture of me. #andstill
A photo posted by Stipe Miocic (@stipemiocicufc) on Dec 25, 2016 at 7:53am PST
Peace, blessings, and happy holidays from the Brooks family. #morelife pic.twitter.com/XKQdXWswu0
— Will Brooks (@ILLBoogieBrooks) December 24, 2016
Merry Christmas from my family to yours ! God Bless ! pic.twitter.com/2TpGZWGtlh
— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) December 25, 2016
It is a blessing to be able to give blessings. Thank you @ufc for changing my life and my family’s #MerryChristmas pic.twitter.com/uOkKhbXCMB
— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) December 25, 2016
Make every moment count happy holidays
A photo posted by Michelle Waterson (@karatehottiemma) on Dec 25, 2016 at 6:59am PST
Santa Comes Tomorrow Night Did you make the Naughty or Nice list this year?
A photo posted by Tecia Torres (@teciatorres) on Dec 23, 2016 at 3:03pm PST
Merry Christmas I wish everybody a blessed and loving full season. Stay safe and be kind to each other
— Germaine de Randamie (@IronLadyMMA) December 24, 2016
Merry xmas to everyone lots of love from the Pearson’s
A photo posted by rosstherealdeal (@rosstherealdeal) on Dec 24, 2016 at 2:21pm PST
The @saeksonmuaythai Christmas party went off last night!! Here’s a little taste of the #beerpong finals where me and @th3badboyyy wrapped things up for that $800 cash prize!
A video posted by Alan Jouban (@alanjouban) on Dec 24, 2016 at 3:33pm PST
Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all around the globe
A photo posted by Alex The Mauler Gustafsson (@alexthemauler) on Dec 23, 2016 at 10:28pm PST
Out to suprise my nieces with a visit from santy (uncle Red) cant wait to see there little faces pic.twitter.com/UQm46Wjbei
— Paul Redmond (@RedserMma) December 24, 2016
** Don’t mind my laughing hysterically ** Family fairings are what I cherish and look forward to. Making new memories and savoring the past! This happens to be a tradition I started when I was in high school! Yes, it’s POOP . Yes, it’s fake! i disguised it in a #BeatsbyDre box….MERRY CHRISTMAS…from my crazy #Belizean / #German family to yours! #LoveMyFamily
A video posted by Belizean Bruiser (@marion_reneau) on Dec 24, 2016 at 9:47pm PST
Merry Xmas my friends!
A photo posted by Matthew Brown (@iamtheimmortal) on Dec 25, 2016 at 6:55am PST
@kingmofh spending his Holidays representing #BellatorMMA in the annual #RizinFF Grand Prix! Wish him luck!
A video posted by Bellator MMA (@bellatormma) on Dec 24, 2016 at 2:30pm PST
My next door neighbors @spicol1 get the most thoughtful gifts. This is what they got me for Christmas. Thanks guys, love this 🙂 #andnew #andstill
A photo posted by Mikebisping (@mikebisping) on Dec 24, 2016 at 9:36pm PST
Never gets old hangin with these girls.
A photo posted by Holly Holm (@hollyholm) on Dec 24, 2016 at 10:45pm PST
Merry Christmas Eve from all of us at Winks gym!! ☃️⛄️
A photo posted by Holly Holm (@hollyholm) on Dec 24, 2016 at 9:32am PST
Family is not an important thing, it’s everything. Wish u all a blessed Merry Christmas friends. ☃️❄️ ✝️ #OnAmission4Gold
A photo posted by Kelvin Gastelum (@kgastelum) on Dec 24, 2016 at 10:30pm PST
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays 2016 from Team Miller. #christmas2016 #mma #jiujitsu
A photo posted by Cole Miller (@colemillerkills) on Dec 24, 2016 at 5:41pm PST
Good morning !
— Diego Brandao (@DiegoBrandaoMMA) December 24, 2016
I’m blessed to have a family that loves me, don’t take each other for granted, not everybody is that lucky❤️ Merry Christmas from the Valhalla Family
A photo posted by Emil Valhalla Meek (@emilvalhalla) on Dec 25, 2016 at 5:10am PST
Xmas. Feel it. #fitch #fitchsmash #jonfitch #xmas #xmasswag
A photo posted by Fitch S.M.A.S.H. LLC (@fitch_smash) on Dec 23, 2016 at 6:32pm PST
❄️ RepostBy @thefranklester: ” Ho ho holy shit is @luisbaboon fast wit it! Dope Christmas Flow w/ the squad this afternoon! –> ☃️❄️☃️@jacksonwink_mma #MerryChristmas #Kickboxing #MuayThai #Fitness #TANKLIFE #Fitspo” (via #InstaRepost @EasyRepost)
A video posted by Official Page Jackson Wink MMA (@jacksonwink_mma) on Dec 24, 2016 at 3:19pm PST
Hihihi Komu pierożka? | Who wants polish dumplings? #christmaseve #christmas #dumplings #joannamma #joannajedrzejczyk #joannachampion #family #homesweethome #poland #Polska #Polish #fun #cooking #pierogi
A photo posted by Joanna Jedrzejczyk (@joannajedrzejczyk) on Dec 25, 2016 at 2:46am PST
This is awesome. RepostBy @brogan.anderson: “Merry Christmas to everybody from out here in #Albuquerque Getting work in with Santa aka @thefranklester My present this year is being out here so thanks to everyone who helped make it possible. #christmas #elf #mma #boxing #wrestling #jacksonwinkmma @jacksonwink_mma #kickboxing #xfc29 @xfcaustralia Feb 18 I’m coming!” (via #InstaRepost @EasyRepost)
A video posted by Official Page Jackson Wink MMA (@jacksonwink_mma) on Dec 24, 2016 at 4:06pm PST
Family Christmas #2016
A photo posted by titoortiz1999 (@titoortiz1999) on Dec 25, 2016 at 1:16am PST
Merry Christmas ☀️️
A video posted by Paige VanZant (@paigevanzantufc) on Dec 24, 2016 at 10:11am PST
I bought myself a vacuum cleaner for Christmas and kids over here wishing they were adults, little do they know!
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) December 24, 2016
Way to eat traditional Lutefisk dinner at Christmas.
Step 1. Throw in garbage
Step 2. Enjoy Christmas
— Mitch Clarke (@MitchClarkeMMA) December 25, 2016
Hope everyone has a great Christmas
— Mark Godbeer (@MarkGodbeerUK) December 25, 2016
Have yourself a kick ass Christmas
A video posted by Felice Herrig (@feliceherrig) on Dec 24, 2016 at 9:57am PST
Santa’s Not fat this year
A photo posted by Felice Herrig (@feliceherrig) on Dec 24, 2016 at 1:38pm PST
— tim means (@MeansTim) December 24, 2016
MERRY CHRISTMAS / HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!
— Eddie Wineland (@EddieWineland) December 25, 2016
Aproveitando cada minuto a neve com a família ❄️️⛄️ ☝ ️ Feliz Natal pra todos ❄️️ Merry Christmas to everyone❄️ ⛄️ ☝ ️#merrychristmas #JesusistheLord #DosAnjosFamily #presentedeDeus #vem2017 #RafaelDosAnjos #RDATeam #EquipeRDA #DosAnjosInc #promaxnutrition #evolvefightteam #TeamDosAnjos #EvolveMMA #MMAlifestyle
A video posted by Rafael Dos Anjos (@rdosanjosmma) on Dec 24, 2016 at 2:21pm PST
My Christmas present from @menace155. Thanks bud. You’re as good of a frenemy as @ryanloco #42Stitches #ScarFace #Still Pretty #NoWonderWhyEverybodyHatesYou #HeyDadWhatsWrongWithYourFace @henrihooft
A photo posted by Matt Mitrione (@mattmitrione) on Dec 23, 2016 at 11:07am PST
Merry Christmas everyone. Um feliz Natal a todos! #teamclaudia #alwayskilling #christmastraining #teamgadelha #teamreebok #reebokbrasil #reebok
A video posted by Gadelha Claudia (@claudiagadelhaufc) on Dec 24, 2016 at 2:07pm PST
Merry #ChristmasEve from Mr. Pickles and eye . . #merrychristmas #Christmas #Santa #Elf #santaclaus #happyholidays
A photo posted by Justin “Big Pygmy” Wren (@thebigpygmy) on Dec 24, 2016 at 11:01am PST
A photo posted by Guilherme Cruz (@guilhermecruzzzzz) on Dec 24, 2016 at 1:16pm PST
Best part about #christmas
Being able to spend time with the family and not giving a #### how you look like all day.#Weihnachten #badhair pic.twitter.com/HT50iFwJfa
— Nick Hein (@NickHeinMMA) December 25, 2016
Merry Christmas everyone !!
— Jessica Eye (@jessicaevileye) December 25, 2016
Christmas poodles. ☃ #Christmas #Poodles #HappyHolidays
A video posted by Steve Montgomery (@thecreepyweasel) on Dec 24, 2016 at 7:54pm PST
A photo posted by Lyoto Machida (@lyotomachidafw) on Dec 24, 2016 at 6:28pm PST
If they need anyone for 207 next week, I can do new years in Vegas.. My xmas eve dinner wasnt to crazy so should be able to make 266 @ufc
— Stefan Struve (@StefanStruve) December 24, 2016
3 years I have spent Christmas Eve with my bestie @marieakchoi ! . She joined my parents & I for a night of food & magic at Merlin’s Magic Show! Hope you all have a Merry Christmas ❤
A photo posted by Carla (@carlaesparza1) on Dec 24, 2016 at 9:45pm PST
Feliz natal A toda minha família e amigos, aos meus fãs e todos aqueles que torcem por mim. Des de que nasci nunca passei o natal longe da minha família, nem ano novo. Todos adolescentes e adultos saiam com seus amigos, viajando, mas nossa família sempre passou junta. Posso não lembrar de todos os anos, mas lembro de um final de ano onde eu, minha irmã e meus pais passamos dentro de um caminhão, na estrada de São Paulo para o Rio de Janeiro. Parados naquele posto nossa companhia era apenas a estrada e um posto de gasolina fechado. Não tínhamos uma mesa cheia e nem dinheiro, tínhamos apenas uma pizza e um refrigerante que meu pai comprou para nossa família naquela noite. Esse dia não teve presente caro, não teve uma com enfeites, mas lembro que naquele posto tinha uma estátua de um tigre onde eu e minha irmã nos brincávamos muito, foi maravilhoso, eu passaria muitos anos novamente com eles naquele lugar. Quando viajo de carro para o Rio de Janeiro ainda vejo aquele tigre na estrada e me trás lembranças maravilhosas. Hoje o primeiro natal longe deles, muitos amigos me convidaram para a ceia de natal, mas eu decidi ficar em casa, manter minha dieta, fazer mais um cardio, e ficar com meu filho Não estou triste, estou com saudade, mas eu só posso agradecer a Deus por estar trabalhando e ter a oportunidade de um dia retribuir aos meus pais toda alegria que me deram. Eu não estou sozinha, eu estou com o aniversariante da noite. Bom para fazer minha oração e agradecer a saúde da minha família e daqueles que amo. Ja passamos tantas coisas, este natal é apenas mais uma lembrança de como somos fortes Que a paz do menino Jesus entre na casa de vocês e seja lembrado hoje. Eu e o jitsu desejamos que a fé e amor sejam maiores no coração das pessoas. #merrychristmas #feliznatal #losingweight #dieta #diet #rizin #rizinff #rizin2016 #gabigarcia #teamgabigarcia #bjj #wmma #mmapro #bepositive
A photo posted by Gabi Garcia (@gabigarciaoficial) on Dec 24, 2016 at 10:44pm PST
Not sure how I got off the naughty list. Santa must have cut me some slack… @mr.julian.13
A photo posted by Ashlee Evans-Smith (@ashleemma) on Dec 24, 2016 at 8:15pm PST
Feliz Navidad de parte de la familia power.
A photo posted by Erik Goyito Perez (@goyito_perez) on Dec 24, 2016 at 10:27pm PST
Happy Holidays Everyone!!! Enjoy, be safe!
— Chris Wade (@CWadeMMA) December 24, 2016
Kochani! Spokojnych, radosnych Świąt w rodzinnej atmosferze 🙂 nie bójcie się marzyć bo marzenia się spełniają!
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! ❤ pic.twitter.com/jl1LJkU3Au
— KarolinaKowalkiewicz (@KarolinaMMA) December 24, 2016
Merry Christmas everybody!!
A photo posted by Henry Cejudo (@henry_cejudo) on Dec 24, 2016 at 11:33pm PST
A photo posted by 所英男 (@tokorohideo) on Dec 25, 2016 at 3:46am PST
I know you all have missed seeing my socks, so let me catch you up. Today’s, yesterday’s, and the day before’ s #socks!! #soxyroxy #christmas
A photo posted by Roxanne Modafferi (@roxyfighter) on Dec 25, 2016 at 6:28am PST
Christmas Eve best eve
A photo posted by Al Iaquinta (@aliaquinta) on Dec 24, 2016 at 9:19pm PST
Um Feliz Natal a todos . Mas o anjo lhe disse: “Não tenha medo, Maria; você foi agraciada por Deus! Você ficará grávida e dará à luz um filho, e lhe porá o nome de Jesus. Ele será grande e será chamado Filho do Altíssimo. O Senhor Deus lhe dará o trono de seu pai Davi, e ele reinará para sempre sobre o povo de Jacó; seu Reino jamais terá fim”. Lucas 1:30-33 #jesuseocaminho #jesussaves #senhoresalvador #jesuschrist #jesuscristo
A photo posted by Ronaldo Jacaré (@ronaldojacare) on Dec 24, 2016 at 7:32pm PST
Gotta stay warm out here in Oregon for the holidays. Merry Christmas Eve everyone. #happyholidays #merrychristmas #oregon
A photo posted by colbycovington (@colbycovmma) on Dec 24, 2016 at 12:43pm PST
Always a good time visiting the family in Indiana. Great meeting my new nephew and introducing Jenny to everyone. Now we’re onward bound to homeward bound. #family #happyholidays
A photo posted by Corey Anderson (@coreya_mma) on Dec 24, 2016 at 8:57am PST
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