Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted a video of himself showing off his MMA skills and received props from Conor McGregor for his display.
The posted video on his social media on Saturday depicted footage of the Facebook boss training with MMA fighter Khai Wu ahead of the fighter’s most recent bout, and it eventually went viral.
In addition to other UFC fighters, UFC champ Conor McGregor praised the 38-year-old social-media giant’s co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg for his impressive MMA skills during sparring.
Mark Zuckerberg can be seen in the video footage trading kicks and punches with Wu and grappling with the 27-year-old, whose professional MMA record is 6-4.
The former dual-weight UFC champion McGregor wrote in a comment, “Yo! F***ing awesome Mark!” to whom Zuckerberg replied: “Thanks—can’t wait for your return.”
Numerous UFC fighters commented on Zuckerberg’s video, praising the American’s mixed martial arts skills.
Mark Zuckerberg’s MMA sparring with Khai Wu ahead of a fight
Zuckerberg’s shared video footage of himself sparring with Khai Wu, which he posted on Saturday, was hours before the fighter took to the ring with Joshua Dillon, where he unfortunately suffered a decisive defeat.
In the shared video, Mark wrote: “One of my training partners, @khaiwu, is making his @ufcfightpass debut tonight,” and in the caption of an Instagram video, he encouraged Kai to “go get it…and looking forward to a great fight!”
Rising bantamweight star Sean O’Malley was another MMA fighter to receive a reply from the Facebook boss after commenting: “Damnnn!! love seeing this.”
Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski and former welterweight title challenger Gilbert Burns also interacted with Zuckerberg, who expressed excitement for Israel Adesanya’s upcoming title defense.
The video was also meant to promote Khai Wu’s then upcoming Saturday fight which took place at Urijah Faber’s A1 Combat 5 in Wheatland, California and aired live on UFC Fight Pass.