Shaquille O’Neal takes in the full UFC experience in Atlanta

It's Shaq Diesel hanging cage-side with his 'Venezuelan Vixen'

Shaquille O’Neal might just be the biggest UFC fan alive.

Shaquille isn’t a new fan of the UFC either.  He’s actually attended dozens of events over the years and even joked about turning into an MMA fighter once his basketball career was over.

On fight night, Shaq got the chance to sit Octagon side right next to White as well as Ultimate Fighter 18 champion Julianna Pena while taking in the action happening in the cage.

The former LA Laker tossed in a little showtime by taking particular interest in the middleweight bout between Yoel Romero and Derek Brunson, including the devastating finish by the Olympic silver medalist from Cuba.

Shaq’s message about the ending was pretty simple – ‘ribs are broken’ wrote the three-time MVP on his personal Instagram page.  

All told it seems like Shaq Daddy had quite the time sitting cage side and soaking in all the fight action from the UFC this week and on Wednesday night in particular.