Elon Musk, the CEO of Twitter, and Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta, appeared to engage in a playful exchange on social media, suggesting a cage fight between them. Many people viewed it as mere entertainment.
However, according to Dana White, the President of the UFC, this fight is far from a joke. White stated during a conversation with TMZ that both billionaires are ready to make a fight in the octagon official.
White told TMZ:
“They both said, ‘Yeah, we’ll do it.’ They both want to do it,” White added. “Mark hit me up first and said, ‘Is [Elon] serious?’ And I said, ‘I don’t know, let me ask him.’ I asked him, and he said, ‘Yeah, I’m dead serious.’”
“This would be the biggest fight ever in the history of the world. Bigger than anything that’s ever been done. It would break all pay-per-view records. These guys would raise hundreds of millions of dollars for charity. You don’t have to be a fighting fan to be interested in this fight. Everybody would want to see it.”
“The biggest fight of all time was Floyd Mayweather and Conor [McGregor], I just think it triples that. I think it triples what that did. There’s no limit on what that thing can make. … Everybody would watch it, everybody would want to see it.”
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According to White, Zuckerberg is involved in Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ), a martial art, while Musk has experience in martial arts as well as BJJ. White also mentioned that Musk had been in numerous fights during his upbringing in South Africa.