Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk are “absolutely serious” about fighting each other in a cage fight, the UFC boss has said.
Tech billionaires have used their respective social media platforms, Instagram And Twitterthis week to show their readiness to fight – and both seem to have talked to the highest mixed martial arts Dana White.
Speaking to TMZ Live, the UFC promoter and president said a Zuckerberg compare to musk the battle will even eclipse the revenue and viewership accumulated by 2017 boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Colin McGregorthat 50 million people watched in the United States alone.
“There’s no limit to what this can do,” said White, who revealed he spoke to the pair “last night”.
“Both of you are completely serious about this.”
Musk, 51, appears to have ignited Zuckerberg by saying he’s “ready for a cage match if he is”.
He tweeted the challenge in response to a report that his opponent meta company planning my own on Twitterwidely reported as a subsection of Instagram called Topics.
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Zuckerberg, 39, posted a screenshot of Musk’s tweet on his Instagram story, with the caption “send me location”.
The CEO of SpaceX and Tesla then suggested the Vegas Octagon as the location. It’s an eight-sided caged arena used to host UFC fights in Las Vegas.
Vegas Octagon— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 22, 2023
A spokesperson for Meta doesn’t deny a real fight is possible, only saying that he has “nothing to add”.
Zuckerberg will probably be confident if it continues – he’s younger than Musk and practice with a jiu-jitsu . teamwhile Musk has previously admitted that he rarely exercises “except picking up my kids and throwing them in the air”.
Owner Meta shared photos of him winning a medal at his first tournament earlier this year.