Mark Zuckerberg denies Elon Musk’s claim that a proposed MMA bout in Rome is finalized

Mark Zuckerberg has downplayed the rumors surrounding an imminent cage bout with Elon Musk, emphasizing that no concrete plans have been finalized.

Taking to his social media platform Threads, Mark Zuckerberg, affirmed that none of the plans mentioned by Musk had been officially agreed upon. Zuckerberg stated that: “Not holding my breath.”

On the other hand, Elon Musk had previously hinted at the possibility of the match occurring in an extraordinary location in Italy. He even detailed potential streaming options and a historical backdrop for this proposed event. Musk had gone as far as mentioning conversations with Giorgia Meloni, the Prime Minister of Italy.

Musk recently posted on Twitter, “The fight will be managed by my and Zuck’s foundations (not UFC). Livestream will be on this platform and Meta.”

“Everything in camera frame will be ancient Rome, so nothing modern at all. I spoke to the PM of Italy and Minister of Culture. They have agreed on an epic location.”

In response to these developments, Mark Zuckerberg conveyed his enthusiasm for the potential bout. He revealed: “I love this sport and I’ve been ready to fight since the day Elon challenged me.”

“If he ever agrees on an actual date, you’ll hear it from me. Until then, please assume anything he says has not been agreed on. Not holding my breath for Elon, but I’ll share details on my next fight when I’m ready.”

Zuckerberg emphasized his cautious optimism regarding Elon’s commitment, but he also promised to share the details of his next match when he’s prepared. Additionally, he articulated his desire to highlight top-tier athletes in the industry. He argued that this objective could be best achieved by collaborating with professional organizations like the UFC or ONE, thereby creating a captivating event for fans.

“When I compete, I want to do it in a way that puts a spotlight on the elite athletes at the top of the game. You do that by working with professional orgs like the UFC or ONE to pull this off well and create a great card.”

Former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson also weighed in on the potential showdown between Musk and Zuckerberg. He voiced his support for Musk’s victory and drew parallels to the iconic “Rumble in the Jungle” bout between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in 1974.