UFC President Dana White affirms that Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg are earnestly planning to face-off in a cage fight, anticipating a viewership surpassing the Mayweather-McGregor match.
In a stunning turn of events, the world might witness two of the most influential technology moguls, Elon Musk
and Mark Zuckerberg
, throwing punches instead of tweets. The chief of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Dana White, has confirmed that the duo is "absolutely dead serious" about engaging in a cage match.
The build-up to this unprecedented clash began to take shape on the tech billionaires' social media accounts. On Instagram and Twitter, the Silicon Valley heavyweights stirred up anticipation regarding their readiness to step into a physical battle. Dana White, in conversation with TMZ Live, suggested that a cage match between Zuckerberg and Musk could overshadow the iconic 2017 boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, which reeled in 50 million viewers in the United States.
"There's no limit on what this thing can make," White stated with palpable excitement, revealing that he had conversed with both Zuckerberg and Musk. “Both guys are absolutely dead serious about this,” he added.
The spark for this showdown was kindled when Elon Musk
, the visionary behind SpaceX and Tesla
, taunted Mark Zuckerberg
with a tweet stating he is “up for a cage match if he is.” The challenge was in response to news that Zuckerberg’s Meta is developing a Twitter rival, rumored to be named Threads.
Zuckerberg, co-founder of Facebook
and the visionary behind Meta, didn’t shy away. He shared a screenshot of Musk's tweet on his Instagram story and cheekily wrote, "send me location." Musk responded by suggesting the famed Vegas Octagon as the battleground. The Vegas Octagon is an eight-sided caged fighting arena well-known for hosting UFC bouts in Las Vegas.
Meta remained cryptic when reached for comments, as a spokesman stated he had "nothing to add" without outright denying the possibility of the match.
One can imagine that Zuckerberg might enter the ring with a dash of confidence. At 39, he is younger than the 51-year-old Musk and has been honing his fighting skills with a jiu-jitsu team. Zuckerberg even shared photos of himself donning medals from a recent tournament. Musk, on the other hand, jestingly remarked that his workout regimen primarily consists of “picking up my kids & throwing them in the air.”
The potential showdown between these two titans promises not only an exciting spectacle but also a historic moment that transcends the worlds of technology, business, and sports. Whether this face-off takes shape as a charitable event or a new venture into the entertainment arena for the tech moguls, the global audience is likely to be glued to their screens for this unparalleled event.
The world is waiting with bated breath to see if and when the tech giants will trade in their keyboards for boxing gloves.