UFC chief White fires back at Facebook founder Zuckerberg blackout claims
UFC chief Dana White has pushed back on suggestions this week's UFC media and fan blackout is due to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg as "total bulls***."
This weekend's Fight Night encounter between Mackenzie Dern and Yan Xiaonan will be closed to in-person attendance and coverage at the UFC Apex in Nevada.
Speaking at the event's media day, the former stated that attendance was a no-show as Zuckerberg had asked to rent the full venue for the event.
But White has now sought to shut down the claims, stating that the businessman, now chief executive officer and chairman of Meta, has not requested any such thing
"Mark Zuckerberg did NOT rent out the UFC Apex," he wrote on a post to social media. "That’s total bulls***."
Dern is looking for a 13th career victory in 15 bouts after bouncing back to winning ways with a split decision triumph over Tecia Torres in April.