Fighters around the world offered up their best holiday wishes as Christmas Day arrived, although Tim Kennedy and family took a slightly different approach.
The MMA world celebrated Christmas (or just the holidays, if you prefer), with a number of fighters posting Christmas greetings on social media. We’ve collected a handful for you to enjoy, but it’s retired UFC/Strikeforce middleweight Tim Kennedy who really takes the cake this year — with a bizarre approach to welcoming Santa to his family home.
Good Ol’ Saint Nick might be wise to avoid the Kennedy house after this… no update on Santa’s condition, but a lot of kiddos are going to be concerned.
Mr. and Mrs. Vanderford, meanwhile, spent Christmas Eve doing drills in the snow. Former fighter and current analyst Robin Black has coined Binkmas, which might actually catch on. And Conor McGregor’s Christmas looks like he bought an entire toy store.
Check below for season’s greetings from a host of fighters, as the MMA world celebrates Christmas 2019.
Just what’s going on here?
— Tim Kennedy (@TimKennedyMMA) December 25, 2019
We regret to inform you that everyone west of Austin, Texas might have a delayed delivery of Christmas presents. pic.twitter.com/ZXJhcqBTsD
— Tim Kennedy (@TimKennedyMMA) December 25, 2019
A lot of toys
Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, Feliz Natal!
Merry Christmas to all our fans across Europe! 🎄 pic.twitter.com/sHzbt7zuTg
— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) December 25, 2019
Merry Christmas everybody! May your stocking be filled with all the gold like mine. 😉 Feliz Navidad 🎁🎄Feliz Natal pic.twitter.com/Ri8wORXZQP
— Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo) December 25, 2019
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the PFL Family! 🎄 pic.twitter.com/y0ybPdVPPF
— PFL MMA (@ProFightLeague) December 25, 2019
Simplesmente desejo um feliz natal para todos
— Johnny Walker (@Johnnywalkermma) December 25, 2019
Merry Christmas https://t.co/B2C09CiG8f
— Alex Volkanovski (@alexvolkanovski) December 24, 2019
Merry Christmas everyone! pic.twitter.com/pUbXazRgyU
— Kyle Nelson (@THE__MONSTER) December 25, 2019
Feliz Navidad 🎄⛄️❄️❤️ pic.twitter.com/kKSNGrsug5
— Thiago Marreta (@TMarretaMMA) December 25, 2019
Merry Christmas guys !!
— patrick cote (@patrick_cote) December 25, 2019
— Edson Barboza (@EdsonBarbozaJR) December 25, 2019
— Robin Black (@robinblackmma) December 25, 2019
More Season’s Greetings
— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) December 25, 2019
Merry Christmas everyone!
We’ve been driving cross country from Portland to NJ. Broke down in Albuquerque &after much confusion over a power steering pump, I ditched the truck &trailer, rented a last minute car from Enterprise, &are racing to NJ for Christmas dinner🎄#Griswolds
— Tara LaRosa (@TaraLaRosa) December 25, 2019
— Nick Hein (@NickHeinMMA) December 25, 2019
Merry Christmas 🎄✨😘
— Tracy Cortez (@TracyCortezmma) December 25, 2019
— Dhiego Lima (@DhLimaMMA) December 25, 2019
Merry Christmas to all, whether you hate, love, or are indifferent about #christmas try to make the most of the day, remember every day is a gift(especially the days i post a selfie) it’s also the last #humpDay of… https://t.co/PlIJMj3Mdh
— Juan Adams UFC (@chosenjuan285) December 25, 2019
MERRY CHRISTMAS!! pic.twitter.com/Nfgf7dPFap
— Rich Franklin (@RichFranklin) December 25, 2019
Merry Christmas from Japan! Arigatou Gozaimasu!
— RENA (@SB_RENA) December 25, 2019
Ho Ho Ho
— Niko Price (@Nikohybridprice) December 25, 2019
Is Santa real
— Brian Kelleher (@brianboom135) December 25, 2019
— Ben Saunders (@bensaundersMMA) December 25, 2019
Wishing everyone a very safe and blessed holiday season. Take the time to spread kindness. Being kind is painless and sometimes, it’s contagious. Spread the cheer! #MerryChristmas #happyhanukkah #happyholidays #feelingblessed pic.twitter.com/yxcdvr28t6
— Shannon Knapp (@shanknapp) December 25, 2019
Merry Christmas!!! Even to the haters, hope Santa brings you something nice so you guys aren’t so salty.
— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) December 24, 2019
— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) December 21, 2019
🎁 Santa Page
— Bellator Europe (@Bellator_Europe) December 25, 2019
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🇵🇱. 12:00 🕛 zwlokłam się dopiero z łóżka🙈 Chyba polecę dziś na styl pidżamowca😉 Jest ktoś, kto się leni dzisiaj?🙋🏻♀️ Czy w podróży do bliskich?🚗🚌🚝🛩 Jakie mamy świąteczne lokalizacje?📍 🇺🇸. 12:00 p.m.🕛 I've just got out of bed.🙈 It's gonna be a pyjama day, I think.😉 Anyone feeling lazy today?🙋🏻♀️ Or maybe visiting family?🚗🚌🚝🛩 Where did you go for Christmas?📍 👸🏻 #christmasmorning #christmastree #pidzama #pajamas #coffeetime
I love GIFs it’s almost that time . Have any good ones ? Merry Christmas Everybody 🎅⚒ https://t.co/6SRg9Bgz0A
— Mark Coleman (@Markcolemanmma) December 24, 2019
— Matt Van Buren (@GutterMMA) December 25, 2019
Merry Christmas, everyone! Feliz Natal! Feliz Navidad! pic.twitter.com/9TbsXWkBzj
— Roxanne Modafferi (@Roxyfighter) December 25, 2019
Tell my neighbors, I won 🚫🦊 pic.twitter.com/zJYAJMZ4JU
— Olivier Aubin (@oliaubin) December 25, 2019
“SANTA! Oh my God! Santa, here?! I know him! I know him!”🎅🏼🎄🎁 Wishing everyone a Happy Holidays filled with love & peace. 🙏 https://t.co/Zb2k1aKeeb
— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) December 25, 2019
#MerryChristmas and a little “soldier boy” (for some reason I was feelin’ it) from Santa this holiday. #HappyHolidays 🎄🎁🎅🤶☃️❄️ and much love from https://t.co/ecW8mdq1XQ #santa #macysthanksgivingdayparade Santa 2033 pic.twitter.com/IxUVgGuEFZ
— Justin Wren MMA (@TheBigPygmy) December 25, 2019
Christmas trees are cool but I love the way these guys decorate my heart!❤ pic.twitter.com/wz8jw2oxnn
— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) December 25, 2019