Mark Zuckerberg Kicks Out Fans At UFC Show?

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg recently attended the UFC Vegas 61 alongside his wife Priscilla Chan. The UFC President Dana White was spotted with him.



Leading up to UFC Vegas 61, there was speculation of Zuckerberg being in attendance, which was confirmed by UFC strawweight contender Mackenzie Dern. However, Dana White dismissed the rumors in a tweet that he posted from his official handle. In the end, Mark Zuckerberg did attend the event and as far as one can tell, he thoroughly enjoyed the event.

Journalist Ariel Helwani recently provide some insight as to why the UFC opted to close off UFC Vegas 61 to media and fans in favor of Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Ariel Helwani talks about Mark Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg attended UFC Vegas 61 along with his wife at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Saturday. Speculation regarding his attendance began after UFC President Dana White chose to close off the event to media and fans. Many speculated that Zuckerberg and his inner circle had booked out the Apex facility for a private viewing. White later shut this notion down after UFC strawweight Mackenzie Dern stoked the fire of the rumor during UFC Vegas 61 media day.

Days after UFC Vegas 61, Helwani has provided some context as to why the UFC decided to close the Apex off to the public. During a recent segment of The MMA Hour, Helwani explained what he’s been hearing regarding Zuckerberg and UFC Vegas 61.

“What I’m being told now, from good sources, is he did not rent it out,” Helwani said of Zuckerberg’s presence at the UFC Apex. “That he was invited, and it was the UFC’s decision, Dana White, in particular, to close it off to the media and to the fans so that he and some Facebook friends, executives… could enjoy it privately.”

Barry Russell
Barry Russell
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