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Time to get the second belt: Mark Zuckerberg backs Volkanovski to beat Islam

LockerRoom Team
08 January 2023

Meta supremo Mark Zuckerberg feels that Alexander Volkanovski can outclass Islam Makhachev and become a double champion in the UFC.

Zuckerberg expressed his opinion by commenting on the Instagram post of Volkanovski.

“Time to get that second belt!,” Zuckerberg wrote in the comment section of a post from the reigning UFC Featherweight champion.

Zuckerberg, has been public about his love for MMA for a long time now and was seen in attendance for the UFC Vegas event which happened recently.

According to a report, Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta, and an increasing number of other Silicon Valley leaders are attending mixed martial arts classes to distract themselves from the current state of the IT industry.

According to Khai Wu, a professional mixed martial artist and jiujitsu black belt whom Zuckerberg describes as one of his training partners, IT employees like Zuckerberg are becoming a common appearance at MMA gyms.

For the past few months, Wu and other individuals have trained privately with Zuckerberg, 39. The CEO of Meta joins other entrepreneurs like PayPal CEO Dan Schulman, who practises krav maga, and Alex Karp, CEO of Palantir, who dabbles in jiujitsu and aikido.

Volkanovski vs. Makhachev for the title

Alexander Volkanovski, the featherweight champion, will be able to claim the biggest upset in history if he prevails at UFC 284.

With four successful defences of his 145-pound championship, Volkanovski (25-1 MMA, 12-0 UFC) will go up to contend for his second title when he faces lightweight champion Islam Makhachev (23-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) in the pay-per-view main event in his native Australia.

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