December 10, 2022

UFC Closes Saturday Card at Apex Facility for Media and Public

UFC Closes Saturday Card at Apex Facility for Media and Public

The UFC closed the UFC Fight Night tag on Saturday at the Apex facility in Las Vegas to the public as well as the media.

The company declined to provide a reason for the shutdown at the time of the announcement earlier this week, but UFC president Dana White said on Tuesday he only wanted to give the media a “night off.”

However, a woman’s hay weight contender Mackenzie DernFighting in the main event on Saturday, he told reporters on Wednesday that the reason behind the shutdown is Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Speaking at a media day on Wednesday in Las Vegas, Dern (12-2), who is scheduled to face China Yan Xiaonan (15-3) provided you understand that the shutdown is related to Zuckerberg.

“I know Mark Zuckerberg rented the entire event,” Dern said. “I know he’s going to be there, but I don’t know if it’s literally his wife’s mother or if he’s going to have friends – some kind of party. But from someone who wanted a main event with a crowd, [it’s now] It will be very, very special.”

Dern added, “I’m excited. It just makes me more motivated to put on a good show. I know everybody’s watching on TV, but for Mark and who’s going to be there, put on a show. If that’s what they’re doing you want to see, it’s a show, then we’ll do a show.” “.

Earlier this week, the UFC alerted regular members of the media that there would be no press credentials issued for Saturday’s card. The event is also closed to general tickets.

The UFC has not yet commented on the matter other than White, who confirmed on Tuesday that there was no “big secret” behind the decision.

Zuckerberg, 38, is a known fan of mixed martial arts and made headlines earlier this month when he posted a video of himself doing mixed martial arts exercises.