Speculation around unconventional bouts is not uncommon in the world of combat sports, but the idea of Zuckerberg and Elon Musk squaring off in an MMA bout stands out as one of the most unexpected matchups proposed in the sport’s history.
While Musk has received support from several big names in the combat sports world, Zuckerberg seems to be taking his preparation for the fictional matchup quite seriously. Engaging in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments and seeking training from top MMA competitors has become a priority for the tech mogul.
Rumors regarding the matchup between Musk vs Zuckerberg have largely subsided in recent weeks.
Bellator middleweight champion Johnny Eblen has recently been seen training with Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
But based on a photo that Eblen just posted on his Instagram, Zuckerberg still seems to be hard at work.
Johnny Eblen made his debut in Bellator in 2019 and rapidly soared to become one of the promotion’s most prominent stars.
His unbeaten record led him to a momentous clash with Gegard Mousasi at Bellator 282. This is where he secured a unanimous decision victory and claimed the Bellator Middleweight title.
Eblen’s reign as champion commenced with a spectacular defence against Anatoly Tokov last February, solidifying his position as a dominant force in the division. He successfully defended the title once before, beating Anatoly Tokov in February of last year.
Currently, Johnny Eblen is gearing up for his second title defense against the formidable Fabian Edwards at Bellator 299. The intense training sessions with Zuckerberg may well spark Bellator President Scott Coker’s interest in challenging Dana White’s plans to have the tech mogul confront Musk under the UFC banner.
Amidst the dwindling talk of a bout between Zuckerberg and Musk, the Facebook CEO continues to dedicate himself to the realm of mixed martial arts. His training regimen which is evident from a recent Instagram post shared by Eblen, reveals his unwavering commitment to the sport.