Zuckerberg agreed to an MMA fight against fellow tech boss Elon Musk last month and the duo could meet in a UFC mega-fight. Musk has been pictured alongside UFC legend Georges St-Pierre and his longtime coach John Danaher, whilst Zuckerberg has seemingly been preparing in silence with Adesanya and Volkanovski.
UFC boss Dana White believes the fight will happen and has even started selling t-shirts to promote the monumental clash. Some fans have switched their predictions after the recent picture of Zuckerberg emerged, with one user adding: “My money was originally on Musk but Zuck making a real strong case at this point.”
Another fan wrote: “This is not looking good for Elon, please get in shape. The future of social media hangs in the balance!” Elon gotta get rid of the pot belly and get in shape. Hate to say it, but if Zuck meets Elon in a ring, he’s destroying him in a min,” a third user wrote before a fourth added: “People think Elon has any chance whatsoever. Bet the house.”
Musk and Zuckerberg spent 90 minutes on the phone with White to discuss the fight and they plan to donate all the money they earn from it to charity. White plans to sell the pay-per-view for $100, which is considerably more than the $79.99 price that most US fans pay for each pay-per-view event.
Zuckerberg gained an interest in MMA a few years ago and he recently won medals in his first Brazilian jiu-jitsu competition. Musk has admitted that a lack of exercise has made him out of shape, but he does have combat sports experience as he used to train in judo, Kyokushin karate, and taekwondo in his youth.
Jorge Masvidal recently became the latest fighter to offer his services to Musk as the UFC legend vowed to show him techniques to “break someone’s face”. Musk would have a considerable size advantage over Zuckerberg in the fight as he is around 6’1″ whilst Zuckerberg is about 5’7″.
“Elon, you need me on your team, brother! If you’re watching this we all know you’re a smart dude. You’re going to want as many options, missiles, if you’re going to war, right, you’re going to want the snipers, you’re going to want everything. Give your boy a shot, man! I can show you some techniques to deal with these jiu-jitsu guys that they don’t like,” Masvidal told TMZ.