Mark Zuckerberg’s ‘awkward’ cornering at UFC gets Memed

Mark Zuckerberg made headlines with his intriguing walkout at UFC 298 alongside Alexander Volkanovski. The Facebook founder’s presence added a unique touch to the event, drawing both attention and curiosity from the audience.

The event took place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Zuckerberg walked out with Alexander Volkanovski as he aimed for his sixth belt defense against Ilia Topuria.

Regretfully, Topuria knocked out Volkanovski in the second round.

The decision to have Zuckerberg accompany him to the cage was Volkanovski’s, emphasizing their friendship and regular conversations. Volkanovski said: “He was coming to watch and everybody knows that I’m mates with him and I chat to him regularly. I said ‘I’d love to have you walk out with me’.”

“And he said ‘As long as it doesn’t get in your way’ and of course it didn’t. It was something different.”

But just before Volkanovski stepped into the cage, some viewers perceived an ‘awkward’ moment involving Mark Zuckerberg. According to users on Twitter, Zuckerberg seemed to be ‘awkwardly attempting a handshake’ with someone, potentially the kitman.

The millionaire seemed to be ignored while making an effort to shake hands or assist in passing items around.

Speculations arose about the billionaire’s attempt to navigate social interactions. One fan noted, “I’ve never witnessed someone try so hard to be human.”

The incident sparked a flurry of comments on social media platforms, with users sharing their perspectives on Zuckerberg’s attempt at normalcy.

Some of the comments were as follows:

An user said: “Challenge him to a fight then.”

Another comment read: “Trying hard to be normal. Oh the struggles of a Billionaire. Mark is a good chap.”

A different user said that he could relate: “Looks like something I would do”

This incident comes on the heels of Zuckerberg’s training sessions with Volkanovski and former UFC champion Israel Adesanya.