Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg have always been compared on the basis of their mental abilities. Both are geniuses in their own fields – creating cars, apps, metaverses, and more. Recently, Musk issued what at first glance appeared to be a humorous challenge to combat Zuckerberg. But when Zuckerberg said, “Send me the location,” things got serious.
UFC President Dana White said in an interview with TMZ Sports that both Musk and Zuckerberg are “absolutely dead serious” about engaging in an octagon contest.
“I was talking to both Elon and Mark last night. Both guys are absolutely dead serious about this. They both said, ‘Yeah, we’ll do it!’,” said White.
The chain of events that brought up the current situation began on Tuesday when Musk made fun of rumors that Zuckerberg’s Meta was about to launch Threads, a Twitter competitor.
Confirmations from the Chief
Many might just think this is a silly play or banter between the three- Musk, Zuckerberg, and White. But, when UFC President Dana White states with a serious expression giving the details, it gets serious.
In an interview, Dana White says that it will be the biggest battle in fighting history. The biggest bout of all time included Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor. The odds for it have already been made public on the betting website Bovada. “I simply believe it triples that,” the user writes. 51-year-old Musk has a tenuous -150 advantage. Despite his skill in jiu-jitsu, Mark Zuckerberg, 39, is favored by +110.
Mark Zuckerberg participates in and likes the sport of mixed martial arts. He has previously competed in semi-pro Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments and taken home trophies. He is unquestionably decent at it, as can be seen from his approach and dedication.
Elon Musk cannot be claimed to have done the same as he simply told Dana that he had taken part in countless fights in South Africa when he was younger. Though it will undoubtedly take him a few months of practice before he feels comfortable locking Zuckerberg in that cage.