VIDEO: Sam Alvey Gives High-Fives to Non-Existent Fans in Comical UFC 249 Walkout

Sam Alvey walks out for the opening fight of UFC 249 in Jacksonville against Ryan Swann
Sam Alvey walks out for the opening fight of UFC 249 in Jacksonville against Ryan Swann

There are live sports on tonight, people! They're happening right now! UFC 249 is in full effect in Jacksonville, Florida, and Smilin' Sam Alvey wants to get us started off right by getting the fans involved. The only problem? There are no fans due to the COVID-19 threat. Sam found himself pointing to no one and high-fiving no one. It really was the stuff of performance art, and we can only applaud the man.

Now THAT's how you get everyone pumped up! Ryan Spann, Alvey's opponent to kick off UFC 249's early prelims on ESPN, has got to be 100% psyched out by this bizarre flourish.

Clearly, Alvey can see people, places, and things that none of the rest of us can. Consider yourself warned, Mr. Spann. You're just not on the same plane of existenc as your opponent. Also, ghosts are real now!