What is social media for these fighters?

You love social media. Everyone Does. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat etc. have taken over our lives and we cannot even force ourselves not to post statuses, photos, videos and updates about us and our favorite things and share them with the world. There are celebrities and then there are armies of fans. They regularly like, share, retweet and post about their favorite celebrities, hoping to get a reply back. This is where social media brings the fans closer to the fighters as well. They see them on press conferences, world tours and in photos but social media is the best option when they want to connect with them. Recently, UFC told the fighters to make creative tweets and posts to generate a more Twitter following. Mainstream media knows that social media is ‘it’.

Gossips, rumors, news, trash talk, it is all done on social media now. It is because of social media that we are now anticipating the biggest fight in combat sports history: Conor ‘The Notorious’ McGregor vs. Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather. Yea. We know. RDX Sports is following the fight and will announce the most amazing contest soon.  Social media following brings these fighters sponsors, media attention, audience and more visibility. They have more to tell the world. This is why you’ll see social media fan pages of every single fighter because it is the way to go.

Here is a list of top most followed fighters in the world and some of their finest moments:

Conor McGregor

Facebook: 5,481,845

Twitter: 4.48 Million

Instagram: 14 Million

When he almost gave us a heart attack.

Georges St. Pierre

Facebook: 4,249,527

Twitter: 1.68 Million

Instagram: 1.2 Million

He needed a haircut too.

Khabib Nurmagomedov

Facebook: 285,090

Twitter: 159K

Instagram: 2.4 million

This is what happens when you tell fight stories to kids. One on each side seems to enjoy it though.

Stipe Miocic

Facebook: 235,970

Twitter: 102K

Instagram: 247K

Cleveland’s hottest kid.

Anderson Silva

Facebook: 5,889,783

Twitter: 7.86 Million

Instagram: 2.7 Million

Fatherly Love.

Anthony Joshua

Facebook: 2,172,016

Twitter: 1.19 Million

Instagram: 3.7 Million

When he revived Boxing.

Miesha Tate

Facebook: 2,195,562

Twitter: 800K

Instagram: 1.8 Million

One word: Fierce.

Jon Jones

Facebook: 2,535,218

Twitter: 1.82 Million

Instagram: 2.1 Million

We all love these two, don’t we?

Ronda Rousey

Facebook: 11,357,068

Twitter: 3.43 Million

Instagram: 9.7 Million

Ah, Ronda. 

Nate Diaz

Facebook: 687,592

Twitter: 925K

He is just as excited about #MayweatherMcGregor fight as us!

Michael Page

Facebook: 311,428

Twitter: 30.3K

Instagram: 129K


They might be kings and queens in the Octagon or Ring but they are just as human and fun as we are. So if you’re not following these amazing fighters on social media then you’re not doing it right.