UFC 200 brought all the big stars to Las Vegas on Saturday night, as no one wanted to miss this milestone mixed martial arts event.
A host of celebrities and notable athletes were cageside for the momentous occasion, including Tom Brady, who hung out with Justin Timberlake while watching the evening’s huge matchups. The Patriots quarterback got a chance to see several amazing upsets, such as WWE star and former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar’s successful return to the Octagon, as well as Amanda Nunes’s shocking win to take the women’s bantamweight crown.
Brady seemed to get into the fighting spirit during the night of beatdowns, as he was caught on camera playfully trading punches with Timberlake.
— #UFC200 (@ufc) July 10, 2016
The pair of superstar pals also rocked their most fashionable fight fan outfits, complete with matching hats.
— Shanda (@UFC_Shanda) July 10, 2016
Earlier in the night, Timberlake was spotted in the crowd with another star athlete, UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor.
Considering UFC president Dana White has Boston roots and is a huge New England fan, it’s not a surprise that he invited his favorite quarterback to the big show.
Patriots players and personalities have frequently attended UFC events in Boston, including Robert Kraft, who spoke with McGregor backstage after the Irishman’s U.S. debut at the TD Garden.
Interestingly, the Kraft Group, which owns the Patriots and the Revolution, is rumored to be apart of a group that’s in talks to purchase the UFC.
Maybe we’ll see Brady or Kraft at more fights in the future.
Update, July 12: It looks like Julian Edelman is a little bit jealous of Brady’s bromantic time with Timberlake at UFC 200. The Patriots star posted a hilarious image on social media of himself photoshopped into a photo of the quarterback hanging out with the pop star, accompanied by the caption, “good times with good friends thanks for the invite.”
good times with good friends thanks for the invite Justin Timberlake Tom Brady #ufc200
Now that it looks like the Kraft Group officially owns a part of the UFC, maybe Edelman won’t have to worry about missing out on anymore big fights.
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