Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk challenged the Facebook boss to a cage fight, and the man’s ego overcame his wits and Zuckerberg accepted the “offer”.
The reason for the duel is a rival Twitter service that Facebook is preparing to launch. Musk didn’t miss the moment to poke fun at the plans Mark and his company have, and the challenge issued took the whole world by surprise.
Musk insisted that the fight between the two take place in the Octagon, a competition mat and fenced area used for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fights. The UFC is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Dana White, the president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), confirmed that Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg are serious about this fight, Business Today reports.
In an interview with TMZ Sports, the UFC president claimed that Mark called him and asked him if Musk was serious. After White asked Musk for confirmation, it became clear that the entrepreneur’s intentions were completely serious.
According to Dana White, this would be the biggest fight in the history of the world. Bigger than anything ever done. He also assured that the fight will break all pay-per-view records. White also confirmed that the proceeds from the fight will go to charity.
When it comes to physical aptitude, both opponents are quite different. Musk is much older at 51 but holds the advantage with his larger stature. Mark Zuckerberg on the other hand, is 5 feet 7 inches but has age on his side. The 39-year-old has also been showcasing his martial arts skills, participating in Jiu-Jitsu tournaments and conquering intense workouts like the “Murph Challenge.
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