Zuckerberg forced to deny claims he asked to be on UFC 300 card

In a recent development, Mark Zuckerberg has addressed the rumors surrounding his supposed matchup against Elon Musk at UFC 300.

Earlier, former UFC star Chael Sonnen claimed that Zuckerberg had contacted him to discuss the event’s location. Sonnen stated on The MMA Hour: “Zuckerberg contacts me because he saw your tweet that I’m coming on. Zuckerberg has told me that he has agreed to fight Elon Musk at UFC 300 and it was a very big deal.”

However, TMZ reported that Zuckerberg’s representative promptly denied these claims. He asserted that no such conversation with Sonnen had taken place.

Sonnen also insisted that the call did occur, stating: “That just happened. [My producer] Ethan is my witness, my son, Thero, and my dog, Duke. This is a shoot.”

However, Zuckerberg’s rep told TMZ Sport: “I have confirmed with Mark that he did not call Chael Sonnen.”

The match between Musk and Zuckerberg seemingly gained traction after a series of taunts from Musk. Having witnessed Zuckerberg’s participation in a jiu-jitsu match, Musk challenged him to a match-up.

The two also prompted rumours of a match when Zuckerberg said he was developing a new social media site called Threads. The new website is intended to directly compete against Musk’s Twitter.

Musk also tweeted: “I’m sure Earth can’t wait to be exclusively under Zuck’s thumb with no other options.”

Elon Musk’s father Errol Musk recently spoke to The U.S. Sun. According to him, the matchup is a lose-lose scenario for him.

Errol highlighted the possible backlash Elon would face if he emerged victorious, as critics might label him a bully due to his physical advantages. On the other hand, a loss would subject Elon to utter humiliation.

He said: “The thing is, if this crazy fight goes ahead, if Elon beats this guy, Elon will be called a bully, being so much heavier and taller, while if he loses, the humiliation would be total.”

The entire Musk family finds themselves worried about this matchup.

Errol went on to say: “I think Elon has got himself into a difficult situation as a result of high school behavior. They both have”