Dana White’s initial plans for a face-off between Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg seem to have hit a roadblock. The UFC President recently addressed the status of the proposed bout, hinting at a dwindling belief in its likelihood.
Speaking to Charly Arnolt of OutKick, White offered a somewhat cryptic insight. He said: “I don’t know. I never say never, but probably not.”
During a recent appearance on Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson, White hinted at discussions with the Minister of Culture in Italy regarding the Roman Colosseum as a potential venue. He envisioned the event grossing over $1 billion in revenue and assured that both combatants would undergo rigorous PED testing.
However, Musk disputed UFC’s role in the supposed bout. On the other hand, Zuckerberg expressed interest in involving not only the UFC but also ONE Championship to amplify the spotlight on mixed martial arts.
Dana White finds himself uncertain about whether Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg will ultimately step into the mixed martial arts arena. When pressed on his preference for a winner, the UFC President opted to refrain from making predictions.
Instead, he pointed out that the true beneficiaries would be charitable causes. White said:
“Listen, I like both guys. One of the things that I try not to do is judge people by – I don’t want to be judged by my politics. I’m a believer in what I believe in, and there’s certain things that I feel a certain way about, and I don’t judge people by theirs. I don’t know exactly where all those guys stand. I don’t get into that. How I judge people is how they are with me, and how we interact with each other.”
White further elaborated:
“So I like Mark a lot, and I like Elon. Let me tell you who would win in that fight would be whatever charities were picked to donate the money to, they would be the absolute winners, because I think that thing would do a billion dollars in revenue, and they wanted 90 percent of the money to go to charity. So it would have been the biggest charity event ever held in history, especially for one night, and it would have helped a lot of people.”
Contrary to popular perception, Dana White affirmed that both contenders have immersed themselves in mixed martial arts training. While Mark Zuckerberg’s dedication to the sport is well-documented, White was quick to commend Elon Musk’s proficiency as a ‘legit Judo guy’.
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