It was pretty clear when Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg rented out the entire UFC Apex facility for an entire fight card, that something more than just being a big MMA fan was in the works. It didnt take long after that for the UFC to announce that they would be selling virtual reality metaverse access to some of their fight cards going forward, as the worlds largest MMA promotion entered a partnership with the social media giant.
Now were seeing a little more of just what that deal might mean for the UFC, with Zuckerberg stealing some ring time with featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski. In a video posted to his Instagram account, the tech mogul showed off some of Metaverses potential for creative interaction. Namely the kind that can be got through full motion capture suits and a whole heap of expensive equipment. Thats right, they got it on in a virtual sparring session.