There is anger at the UFC after it was revealed that billionaire Mark Zuckerberg bought the event to watch it with a group of friends in private.
Mark Zuckerberg the Facebook founder caused the ire of some fighters UFC Then we were given the final taste involving the most important mixed martial arts (MMA) company in the world.
according to brandbillionaire businessman took over APEX, a venue owned by a wrestling company to enjoy the event privately UFC Vegas 61 .
The day that marked the fight between Yang Xiaonan and Mackenzie Dern was closed to the public and the press. Only Zuckerberg, his wife, and a few friends attended .
“I know Mark Zuckerberg rented the entire event, so I know he’ll be there,” Dern said in a preview of the match.
Dana White the owner of UFCensured that those involved were given time off to protect themselves from criticism from fans and some fighters, and therefore only a small number of people could attend UFC Vegas 61.
“Zuckerberg doesn’t owe UFC Apex, bullshit” , the company boss commented. However, his explanation did not convince most people.
Nathan Quarry the prominent UFC fighter used his social networks to mock White’s words.
“Which of us doesn’t buy an entire stadium to see how a fighter fights and doesn’t mind being in the middle of a dirty mass?” asked the fighter.
“I’m old enough to remember that fighters are the main attraction. Not promoters. And, of course, not fight guests,” Qualley added.
— UFC (@ufc) October 2, 2022