Michael Jackson's an ultimate fighting fan?
May 27, 2008, 12:00 GMT
Michael Jackson - Palm Beach International Film Festival Grand Gala Awards Ceremony - Palm Beach International Film Festival - Boca raton Resort and Club © Jay Kravetz / PR Photos
Apparently so. Michael Jackson turned up in a wheelchair to watch the Ultimate Fighting Championship in Las Vegas at the weekend.
The 'Thriller' singer - who rarely makes public appearances - tried to disguise himself by wrapping a coat around his face and wearing sunglasses as he entered the MGM Grand Hotel in the medical aid.
Jackson witnessed Jenna Jameson's boyfriend Tito Ortiz get beaten by Lyoto Machida during the evening.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a US-based mixed martial arts (MMA) organisation, which is recognised as the largest MMA promotion in the world.
As well as attending the evening of bouts, Jackson went to Los Angeles' Peterson Automotive Museum to celebrate the 50th birthday of designer Christian Audigier.
Jackson - dressed in a blue satin military and western-themed shirt - took to the stage to say a few words about his friend.
The pop superstar said: "Christian is the king of fashion."
Pamela Anderson, Fergie and Britney Spears also attended the bash.
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