Two of the richest geezers in the world are “dead serious” about scrapping each other in a cage.
Tech billionaires Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg have both signalled interest in a cage match against each other and UFC owner Dana White say’s there’s a legitimate chance it’s happening.
Like all good celebrity fights these days, it all started with a bit of shit-talking online. Musk, now the owner of Twitter, replied to a tweet about Zuckerberg’s Meta company starting a potential Twitter rival app.
“I’m up for a cage fight if he is,” Musk tweeted.
Zuck screenshotted this tweet and posted it to his IG story with the caption: “Send me location”. A Meta spokesperson confirmed to The Verge that Zuckerberg wasn’t taking the piss.
Elon replied to The Verge’s story, saying: “Vegas Octagon” adding some shit chat about his signature move called ‘The Walrus’.
Dana White then got involved with the potential billionaire brawl, telling TMZ Sports (while absolutely frothing at the mouth at the potential moolah the fight would make) that neither weird rich guy is joking around.
“I was talking to both Elon and Mark last night, both guys are absolutely dead serious about this,” he said. “They both want to do it.”
“Mark Zuckerberg hit me up first and said ‘Is he serious?’ and I said ‘I don’t know, let me ask him’. I asked him and he said ‘Yeah, I’m dead serious’.”
White then said the culture has never seen anything like what this fight would be.
“This would be the biggest fight ever in the history of the world. Bigger than anything that’s ever been done. It would break all pay-per-view records - these guys would make hundreds of millions of dollars for charity.”
“Everybody would want to see it.”
If you're curious, these guys do have a bitta martial arts training.
Zuckerberg has been practising jiu-jitsu since the pandemic, even winning a tournament earlier this year.
Musk told Joe Rogan on a podcast episode recently that he trained in judo, Kyokushin karate and taekwondo when he was a child and has recently trained in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
Musk (6ft 1) also has the height advantage over The Zuck (5ft 7), according to TMZ.
Look, if this does happen, please let there be a knockout. Please.