On Friday, Elon Musk took to the social media platform to reveal that he and Mark Zuckerberg have reached an agreement that has raised eyebrows worldwide.
The duel is set to unfold in Italy, with Musk announcing that their respective foundations will jointly promote the event and broadcast live on Twitter and Meta.
Musk, known for his flair for the unexpected, also shared that the proceeds generated from this unconventional clash of titans will be directed towards supporting veterans. While the exact date and venue remain elusive, Musk disclosed that he had engaged in discussions with Italy’s Prime Minister and Minister of Culture to select “an epic location.”
Notably, in June, Musk hinted at the possibility of the Colosseum in Rome being the battleground for this high-profile spectacle.
TMZ Sports reports that talks of this MMA showdown originated in June when rumors circulated that Zuckerberg was developing a social media platform to rival Musk’s Twitter. In response, Musk had playfully tweeted, “I’m up for a cage match if he is, lol,” Zuckerberg retorted, “Send me the location.”
Although their initial exchanges were taken lightly, their intentions have become progressively more severe.
Even UFC President Dana White weighed in, stating that he believed Musk and Zuckerberg were dead serious about making this bout a reality. White even speculated that their showdown could potentially eclipse the magnitude of the 2017 boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor.
As anticipation surrounding the fight intensified, renowned UFC figure Georges St-Pierre offered to train with Musk, which the Tesla CEO swiftly accepted on Twitter. Visual evidence showcased Zuckerberg, aged 39, revealing a robust physique, signifying his readiness for the impending brawl.
Regarding physical attributes, Zuckerberg holds a distinct youth advantage at 39, compared to Musk’s 52 years. However, Musk’s towering stature at 6’2″ and approximately 187 pounds contrasts with Zuckerberg’s more modest 5’7″ and 155-pound frame. This stark contrast in physical build may necessitate a catchweight arrangement for their confrontation.
Regardless of the differences in their sizes, ages, and MMA experience, Musk, and Zuckerberg remain globally recognizable figures.
The extraordinary attention they command makes it plausible that their impending face-off could shatter records as the most-watched combat sports event in history. As the anticipation grows and speculation continues, the world waits eagerly to witness this unprecedented battle of the tech titans.
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