Musk and Zuckerberg ‘very serious’ about cage fight, says UFC boss

Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg are “very serious” about the fights, and plans are already underway in Las Vegas to stage a cage match between the Bay Area tech moguls.

Dana White, president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, said Thursday he spoke with the two billionaires to gauge their interest in a high-stakes showdown inside the Vegas Octagon, where his company is hosting mixed martial arts fights.

“I probably spent an hour and a half on the phone with them two last night,” White told TMZ. “Both guys are absolutely serious about it.”

The idea of ​​a physical fight between two of the world’s richest men gained traction after Tesla CEO Musk, who acquired Twitter for $44 billion last year, responded to a tweet suggesting that Meta Platforms, the company run by Zuckerberg, was developing a rival service.

“I’m ready for a cage match if he is,” Musk said. To which Zuckerberg responded via Instagram, which is owned by Meta, with the primitive phrase: “Send me the location.”

A Meta spokesperson said in a statement that the story “speaks for itself.” And things took off from there.

On Saturday, Musk confirmed that the proposed cage match “could actually happen.”

In a Twitter Spaces chat with Bloomberg Senior Reporter Ashlee Vance, the 51-year-old Twitter owner admitted he hadn’t started training but was ready.

“I spend my time according to what is needed,” Musk said. “I don’t usually have to fight people.”

Andrew Tate, a controversial social media personality and former professional kickboxer currently charged with rape and human trafficking in Romania, has volunteered to get Musk fit. In a tweet addressed to the owner of Twitter, Tate said: “I will train you. You will not lose.

Zuckerberg, 39, has extensive training in mixed martial arts. Last month, he successfully competed in his first Brazilian jiujitsu tournament at Woodside, claiming victory over an Uber engineer and earning two medals.

Bettors favor Zuckerberg in the potential cage match.

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