A highly anticipated and unexpected showdown is brewing in the tech world as Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, two prominent tech giants, gear up for a potential cage match. What began as a playful exchange has transformed into a serious consideration for a pay-per-view (PPV) event of the year. Both Musk and Zuckerberg have expressed their enthusiasm for the fight and have even reached out to UFC President to explore the possibilities.
Mark Zuckerberg has developed a newfound passion for mixed martial arts during the Covid-19 pandemic. Known to be a devoted fan of the sport, Zuckerberg has been diligently training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for over a year. He even achieved a gold medal in a BJJ tournament and recently engaged in sparring sessions with BJJ legend Mikey Musumeci.
In contrast, Elon Musk claims to have been involved in various forms of martial arts since his childhood. Similar to Zuckerberg, the Tesla CEO is an admirer of mixed martial arts and had previously challenged Russian President Vladimir Putin to a fight. Musk has assembled a team of experienced MMA veterans who are prepared to train him for the upcoming battle.
The rivalry between Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg is gradually taking shape. The feud initially started when META’s Chief Product Officer announced an app called “THREADS,” which aimed to rival Elon Musk’s Twitter. Described as a “sane” space, the app’s announcement prompted Musk to take shots at Zuckerberg on Twitter, expressing concern that Earth would be exclusively under Zuckerberg’s control. Musk sarcastically remarked, “At least it will be ‘sane.’ Was worried for a moment there.”
A Twitter user cautioned Musk about Zuckerberg’s Jiu-Jitsu skills, but Musk remained undeterred and suggested settling their differences inside the cage. He tweeted, “I’m up for a cage match if he is lol.” While Musk had previously issued a challenge to Putin that didn’t materialize, Mark Zuckerberg responded to Musk’s callout this time.
In a Khabib Nurmagomedov-inspired move, Zuckerberg posted, “Send me location,” in response to Musk’s challenge. Musk swiftly suggested Las Vegas as the potential venue, and both tech giants reached out to UFC President Dana White, who gladly entertained their requests.
Following Elon Musk’s callout to fight Mark Zuckerberg, several MMA fighters expressed their willingness to train the Tesla CEO. Controversial kickboxer Andrew Tate, who had been banned from various social media platforms by Zuckerberg, offered his support to Musk. Tate had a personal grudge against Zuckerberg and was determined to ensure Musk’s victory at any cost.
‘UFC veteran Jake Shields also proposed his services to assist Musk in preparing for the upcoming fight.
Although Joe Rogan, a UFC color commentator and podcast host, had previously expressed interest in training Musk for a fight with Putin, he remained silent this time. However, when a user suggested Rogan as the official referee for the bout, Musk embraced the idea. While fans would love Rogan to officiate, it is more likely that he will stick to his domain and provide entertaining commentary.
The news of this battle between tech giants created a frenzy on the internet, leading UFC President Dana White to express his interest in hosting the fight. Musk and Zuckerberg communicated with White, demonstrating their genuine commitment to the fight. In an interview with TMZ, White confirmed, “Talked with Mark and Elon last night, both guys are absolutely dead serious about this.”
White believes that both individuals possess the necessary skills to hold their own inside the octagon and envisions the potential fight becoming the biggest spectacle in combat sports history. He remarked, “The biggest fight of all time was Floyd and Conor. I just think it triples that. It triples what that did. There’s no limit on what that thing can make,” emphasizing the immense potential of the Musk-Zuckerberg showdown.
With both men agreeing on Las Vegas as the preferred location, the possibility of hosting the battle at the T-Mobile Arena is being considered. This venue has previously hosted numerous major MMA and boxing PPV events, making it an ideal choice to host the clash between Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg.