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Video: Mark Zuckerberg shows off MMA skills while sparring with UFC fighter

  • Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to Instagram to share a video of himself sparring with mixed martial artist Khai “The Shadow” Wu before the fighter made his UFC debut against Joshua Dillon on Saturday night. 
  • In the video, the 38-year-old tech entrepreneur is seen exchanging punches, kicks and grapples with the 27-year-old MMA fighter.
  • The video immediately gained millions of views and attracted the support of many figures in the MMA world.
  • "This is great! I'm so happy to see this," UFC color commentator and podcast host Joe Rogan commented. "Training looks solid too!"
  • “Yo!!! F*cking awesome Mark!” MMA superstar Conor McGregor wrote.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg lit up social media with a video of himself sparring with mixed martial artist Khai “The Shadow” Wu.

 

UFC fighter’s Chinese flag snatched away during in-ring victory celebration in controversial move

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  • An Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) employee reportedly snatched a Chinese flag that was draped over Li Jingliang’s shoulder as he paraded inside the Octagon after his win against Russian fighter Muslim Salikhov at UFC Long Island on Saturday.
  • The 34-year-old Chinese mixed martial artist tried to protest and reclaim the flag after it was taken away by the official, but failed.
  • Many on social media were outraged by the new UFC policy, which was enacted in May just days after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
  • “It’s a dumb policy when they are putting the fighter’s flag next to their names during fight walkouts and introductions,” one Twitter user wrote.
  • “Stupid rule for no flags,” another user commented. “Just because he’s from China doesn’t mean he agrees with their government, political decisions etc. Let the man represent his upbringing and homeland where he made it out of, in order to become an MMA star in the biggest organization in the world.”

An Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) official reportedly snatched a Chinese flag that was draped over Li Jingliang’s shoulder as he was celebrating his TKO win over Russian fighter Muslim Salikhov last weekend.

Li, also known as “The Leech,” was parading around the Octagon after defeating Salikhov with a second-round TKO in UFC Long Island on Saturday when a UFC employee was suddenly spotted approaching the 34-year-old MMA fighter and ripping away his country’s flag.

MMA fighter ‘The Korean Zombie’ hints at retirement after UFC 273 championship match loss

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UFC featherweight fighter Jung Chan-sung – better known as “The Korean Zombie” – hinted at his retirement after losing his championship match on Saturday.

In a post-fight Octagon interview with Joe Rogan, Jung, 35, confessed that although he felt “the most confident” he ever has in his career entering the match, he “hit a brick wall” that he “could not overcome” during the fight. The event was Jung’s second-ever title opportunity after losing to José Aldo in 2013.

American MMA fighter Jarred Brooks uses Tagalog word to trash-talk Filipino ONE champion Joshua Pacio

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  • American MMA fighter Jarred Brooks learned a derogatory word in Tagalog to trash talk potential opponent and Filipino ONE strawweight champion Joshua Pacio.
  • “Pacio is a ‘puki.’ If you want to translate that then you can. Is there anybody who wants to translate that? He’s a ‘puki,’” Brooks said, using the Filipino word for “p*ssy.”
  • Brooks, also known as “The Monkey God,” has been known to call out fighters in the strawweight division and revealed that his trash talk is what has gotten him opportunities throughout his MMA career.
  • Brooks previously defeated Pacio’s Team Lakay stablemate Lito Adiwang and No. 4-ranked Hiroba Minowa.
  • He is set to fight No.1-ranked fighter Bokang Masunyane in a world title eliminator at ONE on April 22.

American MMA fighter Jarred Brooks learned a Tagalog derogatory word to trash-talk Filipino ONE strawweight champion Joshua Pacio.

In an interview with ONE Championship, Brooks, 28, used a Filipino derogatory term to call out the 26-year-old Filipino MMA champion.

‘I had to send him back to China’: UFC fighter faces heat for comment aimed at Mongolian opponent

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A comment made by UFC flyweight fighter Cody Durden following his victory over opponent Qileng “the Mongolian Murderer” Aori drew immediate backlash, prompting Durden to apologize. 

Racist remark: After claiming his first victory as a UFC fighter in a close decision on Saturday, Durden exclaimed that he sent Aori “back to China where he came from,” MMAmania reported.

Chinese Champion Zhang Weili Defends UFC Title After Destroying Opponent

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Chinese mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Zhang Weili defended her title after winning a close fight against her Polish opponent Joanna Jedrzejczyk at the UFC 248 in Las Vegas.

The 30-year-old Chinese fighter took the win via a split decision from the judges. According to Yahoo, one of the judges scored 48-47 to the 32-year-old Polish fighter, while two others scored Weili with the winning 48-47 total.

Zhang Weili Makes History as The First Chinese UFC Champion

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Chinese mixed martial artist Zhang Weili became the first Chinese UFC champion after beating Brazilian fighter Jessica Andrade in less than a minute for the strawweight title.

Zhang, 30, also known as “Magnum,” rapidly won the match after defeating her opponent in just 42 seconds by a technical knockout (TKO) at the UFC Fight Night at Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre in Shenzhen, China on Saturday.

UFC President Visits Girl He Saved in Thailand After Paying for Her Liver Operation

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White visited Tuptim, the little girl he once saved by paying for her liver transplant operation back in 2010 in Phuket, Thailand.

White, who was in Thailand visiting veteran UFC fighter Mike Swick, paid Tuptim a visit at her father’s Muay Thai gym, as relayed online by Thailand-based MMA journalist James Goyder via Twitter.

MMA Fighter Racially Taunts Japanese Opponent, Gets the Beating of His Life

Although American MMA fighter Jonathan Ivey’s career record is not that impressive, he has gained quite a reputation for being one of the most entertaining fighters on the small circuit.

With an unorthodox fighting style, energetic bravado and theatrics usually found in professional wrestling, the 41-year-old has become a legend of sorts in the world of small MMA promotions.