The UFC is protecting its subsequent combat display with out enthusiasts or media participants in attendance, and the combined martial arts promoting isn’t pronouncing why
LAS VEGAS — The UFC is protecting its subsequent combat display with out enthusiasts or media participants in attendance, and the combined martial arts promoting isn’t always pronouncing why.
The UFC will degree a 13-bout Fight Night card on the Apex Gym on its company campus in Las Vegas on Saturday night, however no enthusiasts or newshounds can be there. The UFC has held normal televised playing cards on the small health clubnasium because the begin of the coronavirus pandemic, however has generally allowed in corporations of enthusiasts and media representatives.
Strawweight Mackenzie Dern, who’s preventing Yan Xioanan withinside the most important event, stated at a media availability Wednesday that Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook cofounder and Meta leader government officer, has “rented out the complete event.” Zuckerberg is a famous MMA fan who has educated withinside the sport.
“I recognise he’ll be there,” Dern stated. “But I don’t recognise if it’s simply, like, actually him and his wife, if he’s going to have friends, or if it’s much like a small party. I don’t recognise. I’m excited, and that simply makes me greater pushed to place on a very good display. I recognise everyone’s looking on TV, however for Mark and whoever’s gonna be there, I’ll placed on a display. That’s what they need to see, is a display. Then we’re going to present a display.”
UFC President Dana White has refused to announce a motive for the closure whilst requested in current days, however he went on Twitter on Wednesday to disclaim that Zuckerberg has booked the complete Apex health clubnasium for himself.
A UFC spokesperson declined to remark whilst requested via way of means of The Associated Press, alternatively relating to an electronic mail despatched to normal MMA newshounds pronouncing the closure with out a motive. Reporters are allowed to cowl the authentic weigh-in on Friday, however now no longer the fights.