Earlier this summer, two prominent figures from the tech world engaged in a series of intriguing discussions about a potential clash in the MMA arena. The META CEO has been honing his MMA skills for a considerable period.
Notably, he shared pictures of his training sessions alongside distinguished MMA competitors such as Israel Adesanya and Alexander Volkanovski. Conversely, Elon Musk showcased his preparation through sharing pictures with renowned competitors like Georges St-Pierre and others.
However, the excitement surrounding this much-anticipated showdown fizzled out almost as rapidly as it ignited. Additionally, Mark Zuckerberg recently expressed his skepticism about the event’s realization.
Interestingly, UFC president Dana White recently disclosed that he is still working for the matchup during a discussion with Mike Tyson on the Hotboxin show. White strongly advocates for the matchup, dismissing any notions of it being a mere ‘gimmick fight’.
Dana White said in the interview that he went to Italy to attempt to get the Colosseum as the venue for the match between Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg. The UFC president said that he recently spoke with the nation’s minister of culture in an effort to secure the match. Even if it’s still ways off, he’s committed to having the match.
Talking about the matchup between Zuckerberg and Musk, White stated: “We were talking about the Colosseum for that fight. I actually did have a meeting with the minister of culture in Italy to actually have that fight in the Colosseum if it happens. It would be in MMA. We’re talking, no ste**ids, no ste**ids allowed. These guys would be dr*g tested, Zuckerberg takes this s*it seriously.”
White went on to say: “He’s a huge UFC fan, he trains and he’s an MMA fan… Elon grew up doing Judo, he’s a legit Judo guy… This is one of those fights that if we did do it, I would build a killer undercard. Tons of great fights, and them in the main event. But think about how big that fight is!”