Article

Shaq Debuts in Boston at UFC Expo

SHAQ TO JOIN UFC COMMENTATOR MIKE GOLDBERG ON MAIN STAGE TOMORROW AT 12PM ET FOR Q&A SESSION

He made a huge splash this summer by announcing that he had signed with the Boston Celtics, one of the most storied franchises in NBA history. Now, 15-time All-Star Shaquille O’Neal will meet the loyal Boston sports fans for the first time at tomorrow’s UFC® FAN EXPO™ at the John B. Hynes Convention Center. The 7’1” superstar will appear on the main stage at 12pm ET alongside UFC commentator Mike Goldberg for a Q&A Session with fans.

O’Neal, who won NBA championships with Los Angeles and Miami, is a fan favorite thanks to his bright personality and dominant performances on the hardwood. A longtime supporter of the UFC, Shaq now joins UFC President Dana White’s favorite team, a fact that brings a smile to the face of White.

“Shaq has been a huge supporter of the UFC and we’re pumped that he’ll be making his first public appearance at the UFC Fan Expo,” UFC President Dana White said. “With Shaq becoming a Celtic and this being our first-ever event in Boston, the timing is perfect. This is just another reason why Boston sports fans can’t miss this event.”

This year’s UFC Fan Expo leads into UFC® 118: EDGAR vs. PENN 2 Presented by TAPOUT®, featuring the lightweight title rematch between champion Frankie Edgar and former division kingpin BJ Penn. For more UFC Fan Expo information and to purchase tickets, visit UFCfanexpo.com. For companies interested in reserving space at this premier event, contact Ed Gallo, Event Director at 1-203-840-5546 or email egallo@ufcfanexpo.com.  

Saturday, July 26
8PM/5PM
ETPT
San Jose, CA

Media

Recent
UFC correspondent Paula Sack catches up with Little Nog to discuss his upcoming bout at Fight Night San Jose. Little Nog talks about his opponent, training regimen, and what his fans can expect to see.
Jul 24, 2014
Megan Olivi catches up with Fight Night San Jose star Anthony Johnson, and his dog Kona, to discuss his upcoming fight with Little Nog and what he likes to do outside the Octagon.
Jul 24, 2014
UFC correspondent Megan Olivi checks in from the Fight Night San Jose open workouts in sunny California. Stars put on a workout and discuss how much they appreciate their fans.
Jul 24, 2014
UFC star Nick Diaz signed a contract extension on July 24 at Zuffa headquarters. He then sat down with UFC.com to talk about his future. Here is the trailer.
Jul 24, 2014