Mark Zuckerberg and his family were spotted sitting cageside at a UFC card this weekend – and it looked like they were the only ones in attendance.
That was despite UFC president denying claims that the Facebook founder had rented out the entire arena for himself.
Either way, Zuckerberg - who has recently discovered his love for mixed martial arts - appeared to be enjoying it.
The same couldn't be said for his wife, though.
Footage has gone viral online showing Priscilla Chan squirming in her seat as two fighters exchange blows inside the octagon.
To make things even funnier, while poor Priscilla covers her eyes, her husband could be seen standing up and cheering the bouts.
During the build-up to the UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas, it was announced that the event would be closed off from fans and the media – something the organisation hasn't done before.
“We just figured that you guys have been so busy lately, that we give you guys a night off,” White said.
“You guys are here on Tuesdays, you’re here on Saturdays … we need to give you guys a break. You’re welcome.”
And the card's headliner Mackenzie Dern added more fuel to the fire by claiming that a certain billionaire businessman has, in fact, rented the entire venue out for himself.
Speaking at UFC media day, she said: "I know Mark Zuckerberg rented out the whole event.
"I know he’ll be there, but I don’t know if it’s literally him, his wife or if he’ll have friends - some type of party. But from someone who wanted a main event with a crowd, [it’s] going to be very, very private."
Upon hearing this, White was quick to rubbish the rumours, tweeting: “Zuckerberg did NOT rent out the UFC Apex. That's total bulls***”.
Well, not to call Uncle Dana a liar or anything, but Zuckerberg was definitely present – even if he didn't personally rent out the space.
And by the looks of things, he was absolutely loving the show.
The wider UFC community took to social media to have their say on Zuck's surprise appearance with some praising it and others calling the cameo out.
That the UFC thinks this is a great marketing opportunity shows how out of touch they are.— Nathan Quarry (@NateRockQuarry) October 2, 2022
I’m old enough to remember when the fighters were the main draw.
Not the promoter.
And certainly not a guest at the fights. https://t.co/nfxK0WhjaJ
Zuckermanberg Fighting Championships— Al Iaquinta🗽 (@ALIAQUINTA) October 2, 2022
Me when a fan tells me they thought I got robbed. pic.twitter.com/srVR1Zftss— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) October 2, 2022
“We are living in a simulation” continues to be…happening. https://t.co/F1jYs286pR— Cody Gibson (@TheRenegade559) October 2, 2022
I feel like Zuckerberg should have came to the UFC alone just to flex— Jake Shields (@jakeshieldsajj) October 1, 2022
Mark Zuckerberg when he finds his seat and hears Paddy calling him a fuckghhin lizahrd pic.twitter.com/vCySO4jnPb— UFCStats💭 (@TheUFCStats) September 28, 2022
Straight out of a Black Mirror episode--— jonathan selvaraj (@jon_selvaraj) October 2, 2022
Mark Zuckerberg is so rich that he rented out an entire UFC event for himself & friends shows up only for the main event. No other fans, fighters family or press allowed.
That's got to be a first no? https://t.co/disVC9BFqQ
@UFC Fight Night was a fun fast paced event last night with very few in attendance other than Marc Zuckerberg attending with his wife & friends. Very cool to meet Marc who trains MMA & is a huge UFC fan. #BUFFLIFE 😎 pic.twitter.com/6hyqZ1aDlc— Bruce Buffer (@brucebuffer) October 2, 2022
Mark Zuckerberg has rented out the UFC Apex for this event. It’s just him and (maybe?) his wife sitting cage-side. Everybody else in the building is a UFC employee. Peak weirdo billionaire status. #UFCVegas61 https://t.co/cmpumbyb4F— Dave Simon (@davesimonmma) October 2, 2022
All the UFC proxy media told me the event being closed to the press and public had nothing to do with Mark Zuckerberg.— TheRealSnowden (@JESnowden) October 1, 2022
Gleefully quoted Dana White's denials.
So....what's up? Cause that looks exactly like a dude who would create a website to grade women by their looks. pic.twitter.com/Wn7LlSt2Nc
Mark zuckerberg was like big foot tonight— Brian BOOM Kelleher (@brianboom135) October 2, 2022
The best part about the ufc events live is the crowd going nutso like stay home bro wtf— Al Iaquinta🗽 (@ALIAQUINTA) October 2, 2022
Can we get a mic on Zuckerberg? I wanna hear his thoughts on each fight. #UFCVegas61— Zac Pauga (@ZacPauga) October 1, 2022
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