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Mark Zuckerberg’s wife had to shield her eyes during the Raoni Barcelos vs. Trevin Jones fight at UFC Vegas 61 (Video)
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg was having a blast at UFC Vegas 61, but his wife may have gotten more than she bargained for. Much has been made over Zuckerberg’s presence at the UFC Apex this past weekend. The UFC shut off UFC Vegas 61 from fans and the media. Rumors swirled that Zuckerberg rented out the UFC Apex for himself and his party, which UFC President Dana White vehemently denied.
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Mackenzie Dern has issued a statement following her majority decision loss to Xiaonan Yan in tonight’s UFC Vegas 61 main event. Dern (12-3 MMA) was returning to action for the first time since defeating Tecia Torres at UFC 273. The jiu-jitsu ace had gone 5-1 over her past six Octagon appearances overall, with three of those five wins coming by way of submission.
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Michael Bisping believes loneliness could be to blame for Conor McGregor’s recent actions: “The level of fame that he reached his astronomical and its very, very rare”
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Alistair Overeem gives retirement timeline, reveals if he’ll fight in MMA again: “I’m very thankful”
Former UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem’s combat sports career is coming to a close. ‘The Demolition Man’ has been out of action since his showdown with Alexander Volkov in February 2021. In that bout, Overeem was dominated, and lost by second-round knockout. The defeat snapped a two-fight winning streak for the 42-year-old.
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Ariel Helwani says “good sources” have informed him that Mark Zuckerberg did not rent out the UFC Apex last Saturday
Ariel Helwani is saying that ‘good sources’ have informed him that Mark Zuckerberg did not rent out the UFC Apex last Saturday, October 1st. It is true that UFC Dana White did close UFC Vegas 61 off to media and fans alike and billionaire CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife did attend the event cageside.
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