- Zuckerberg was in Volkanovski’s corner during his UFC fight against Ilia Topuria
- The tech billionaire seemed out of place before the fight began in California.
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An uncomfortable Mark Zuckerberg is seen looking uncomfortably out of place in a hilarious viral clip from UFC 298 on Saturday night.
Zuckerberg surprised fans by appearing at Alexander Volkanovski’s corner in California, where he walked to the octagon with the Australian featherweight and his team ahead of his fight against Ilia Topuria.
The Facebook founder, who trains in mixed martial arts and was even scheduled to fight billionaire Elon Musk last year, could only watch as Volkanovski suffered a knockout loss to Topuria that night.
However, before the contest began, Zuckerberg appeared to be ignored by his fellow cornerbacks in a very awkward moment that went viral online.
As Volkanovski takes off his tracksuit and prepares to enter the octagon, footage from UFC 298 shows Zuckerberg looking like a fish out of water as he nods his head to the music in the arena.
Mark Zuckerberg was seen uncomfortably out of place at UFC 298 on Saturday night.
In a funny clip that has gone viral online, Zuckerberg awkwardly nods to the music while being ignored by members of Alexander Volkanovski’s team.
He then tries and fails three times to help take some of Volkanovski’s clothing, with other members of the team blocking his outstretched hand each time.
Fans were very amused by the Meta bosses’ embarrassing moment, with one writing on X: “Looks like it’s his first day at school.”
Another commented: “Poor Zuck, it seems like no one notices him.”
A third said: “Buddy is really nervous being in front of all those cameras trying to look normal.”
“Shaking my head to the music *laughing emoji*,” another wrote.
While one simply said: ‘Boy out of his element.’
Zuckerberg could be seen cheering as the fight progressed, beaming with excitement as he watched Volkanovski compete in what was the 30th fight of his career.
It didn’t prove to be a lucky charm, however, as his man was eliminated in the second round of the main event in Anaheim.
Zuckerberg surprised fans by appearing at the UFC event in California on Saturday night.
He walked into the corner of Volkanovski, who was eventually knocked out in the main event.
Zuckerberg has been completely absorbed in MMA training, and tore his ACL during training late last year.
He has been considering a return to the cage in September after revealing that recovery was going “well” following surgery, but has been unable to stay away from the sport in his competitive absence.
The 39-year-old lives in California, which is the host state where Saturday night’s event was held in Anaheim.
It wasn’t just Volkanovski he was involved with on fight night, with Georgian bantamweight Merab Dvalishvili chatting with him ringside as he held Henry Cejudo in a tight choke at the end of the penultimate round of his victory.