MMA is great for a number of reasons. Beyond the skill and bravery of the fighters, and the gladiatorial spectacle of the fights, there’s also the 'ownership' of the fans.
The fans live it like no other sport. And that’s reflected on social media, where the fans, the pros and the industry interact a lot - particularly on Twitter.
I like a list. So, here’s a couple for you.
Top five MMA Twitter accounts tweeting latest news
News and gossip about UFC – with strong fan input
More international flavour, and covers a wider range of combat sports
More bang-on-the-money MMA news from the US
Good on rumours and debate from around MMA
Strong on video footage
Top five MMA Twitter accounts tweeting analysis and opinion
Tasty insider morsels
One for the anoraks among you
Ok, there’s not much analysis – but it is funny
Top five MMA Twitter accounts tweeting in the UK
A glimpse into the life of Mr Venom, a rising star
Keep-up to-date on the British MMA fight scene
Offers great insight into fights and MMA lifestyle
A journalist who’s got his finger on the MMA pulse
Interesting conditioning and nutrition advice
Pain Game's favourite quotes:
"Martial arts is not about fighting; it's about building character"