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, 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, click here.