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UFC President Dana White said Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg are "absolutely deadly serious" about fighting each other in a UFC octagon after speaking with both men for about "an hour and a half" on the subject.
It started when Musk posted, "I'm up for a cage match if he is lol," on Twitter, in response to a comment warning Musk about Zuckerberg's jiu-jitsu experience. Zuckerberg shared a screenshot of Musk's tweet on an Instagram story and included the message, "Send Me Location," followed by Musk saying "Vegas Octagon" on Twitter.
White told TMZ's Harvey Levin that "both guys are absolutely dead serious about this." White added that the event would be the most-watched fight ever.
"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," the mixed martial arts pioneer said.
Most UFC pay-per-view events cost the viewer $80 each, but White said the cost for such a mega-fight would be $100, which would gross hundreds of millions of dollars for charity.
Musk reportedly told White that he has martial arts experience and that he was involved in "plenty of fights growing up in South Africa." The Twitter owner is on record telling comedian Joe Rogan in 2020 that he has experience in taekwondo, karate, and judo.
As well, he mentioned to an excited Rogan that he dabbled in jiu-jitsu in California.
By most accounts, Zuckerberg holds the athletic edge as an avid runner and jiu-jitsu champion. The Meta chief won a gold medal in the Nogi Master 1 White Belt Featherweight Division and silver in the Gi Master 2 White Belt Featherweight Division in Silicon Valley in May 2023.
Zuckerbeg also professed his love for martial arts to guru Rogan, explaining that his obsession for jiu-jitsu developed within the first five minutes of his training.
Physically, Musk may have a size advantage at 6'1 compared to Zuckerberg, who is reportedly 5'7. However, the American Zuckerberg is still a year under 40, while Musk is already 51.
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