So Long, 2021: MMA Fighters Ring In the New Year

Felice Herrig and Marvin Vettori, MMA 2022
Felice Herrig / Marvin Vettori Credit: Instagram

2021 was not a good year for many, and that’s perhaps reason enough to celebrate the end of the year. With omicron dragging out the coronavirtus pandemic and the passing of Betty White, celebrations may have been at a minimum — but plenty of MMA fighters kept their spirits up.

Here’s how some of the notable names from the fighting world chose to ring in 2022! From Conor McGregor imbibing in some fancy cocktails to Valentina Shevchenko looking absolutely classy.

Porn Star Martinis

Valerie Loureda Plans to Keep Moving Forward

Straight Up the Nuts?

At least someone enjoyed 2021!

Ready for a night on the town

Brandon Moreno’s list of goals for 2022 is looking pretty impressive

Aljo has the rematch on his mind heading into 2022

Have a Savage New Year

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Bullet Looking Classy

If anyone had a great 2021 it was Julianna Pena

For Kamaru Usman, 2021 was full of ups and downs, but he has even bigger goals for 2022

Nate Diaz hanging with Snoop

A shoeyvasa to welcome the New Year!

Izzy’s three rules for 2022

Pretty sure that’s not allowed in the Unified Rules…

A Heartfelt message from Tecia Torres

Zhang expecting a long journey in 2022

The real change must come from you

Baddest Man on the Planet


And fireworks!

Biggest year so far


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