Mark Zuckerberg vs. Elon Musk: UFC President reveals the billionaires are “dead serious” about the possibility of a fight. The “biggest fight in history” is about to begin between Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk.
Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, two of the most well-known billionaires in technology, have agreed to compete against one another in a cage match. Here’s what we know everything about Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk’s UFC match.
Mark Zuckerberg vs. Elon Musk: How did it start?
The tech billionaires Mark Zuckerberg, who established Meta (previously Facebook), which also owns Instagram and WhatsApp, and Elon Musk, who owns Tesla, SpaceX, and most recently Twitter.
We regret to inform you that they are preparing for a cage fight at an unspecified place (perhaps in Las Vegas?) on an unspecified date. They are 51 and 39 years old, respectively.
A few days ago, Elon Musk expressed interest in the match on Twitter; Zuckerberg, of course, confirmed his participation on Instagram.
Billionaires Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg frequently battle with one another in terms of riches, but if things go well, spectators could see them engaging in arena combat like MMA fighters.
Musk recently issued what at first glance seemed to be a humorous challenge to combat Zuckerberg. When Zuckerberg retorted, “Send me location,” things became serious.
Why are Zuck and Elon going to punch each other?
Following Musk’s tweet, the first exchange took place between the founder and CEO of the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, Meta, and the CEO of Twitter.
“I’m sure Earth can’t wait to be exclusively under Zuck’s thumb with no other options.” When a Twitter user jokingly cautioned Musk to watch what he says given Zuckerberg’s jiu-jitsu skills, Musk said, “I’m up for a cage match if he is lol.”
Zuckerberg responded in an Instagram story with the phrase “send me location,” which was a nod to Khabib Nurmagomedov.
“Vegas Octagon” Musk responded, adding: “I have this great move that I call ‘The Walrus’ where I just lie on top of my opponent & do nothing.”
UFC President Dana White’s statement
White said in an interview with TMZ Sports that both Musk and Zuckerberg are “absolutely dead serious” about engaging in an octagon contest.
“Last night, I spoke with Elon and Mark both. Both men are taking this matter extremely seriously. They both agreed, ‘Yeah, we’ll do it,'” White remarked.
The chain of events that brought about the current situation began on Tuesday when Musk made fun of rumors that Zuckerberg’s Meta was about to launch Threads, a Twitter competitor.
Earth can’t wait to be completely at Zuck’s mercy with no other options, I’m sure of it. It will at least be’sane.’ Was concerned there for a brief period,” Musk wrote.
I’m up for a cage match if he is lol
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 21, 2023
Let’s discuss the crucial topic that has everyone hyped. Who is going to win in the UFC fight?
Elon Musk vs. Mark Zuckerberg betting odds and breakdown. The odds are now available, and Zuckerberg is the overwhelming favorite.
People pay attention when two of the biggest nerds in the world start joking around about fighting it out in the octagon.
Elon Musk vs. Mark Zuckerberg odds have started to be priced up by sportsbooks for gamblers to take advantage of, and one side appears to be well in the lead.
On the surface, Musk appears to be the more substantial of the two in terms of size. However, Zuckerberg has been training in mixed martial arts for a considerable amount of time, and the most recent Mark Zuckerberg vs. Elon Musk odds have undoubtedly taken this into account.
Mark Zuckerberg vs. Elon Musk Betting Odds
It wouldn’t even be much of a fight to begin with if the odds are to be believed.
The most recent Mark Zuckerberg vs. Elon Musk odds indicate that Zuckerberg is a -500 favorite and has an 83% chance of defeating Musk.
Elon Musk is estimated to be 51 years old, about six feet tall, and weighs between 180 and 200 pounds.
Compared to Mark Zuckerberg, who is 38 years old, about 5-foot-7 tall, and roughly 155 pounds, this is a significant size advantage.
Zuck recently competed in BJJ matches at the 149-pound weight limit. Anyone who claims that “size doesn’t matter” is lying or has never had a real physical encounter with someone who is heavier than them could be talking about a weight difference of up to 50 pounds.
Of course, it’s extremely improbable that any athletic commission would permit a contest with a weight difference that great if a fight were to ever take place.
Weight divisions are used by professional boxers for a reason. If there were a “catchweight” for this match, perhaps Zuck would gain weight and reach 165 pounds while Elon would lose weight and reach 180.
Musk still benefits from the differential of 15 pounds. In contrast, Zuck offers more to the table to offset that size advantage.
He is younger, thus unless a 52-year-old man is a serious athlete, he will struggle in any physical competition with someone who is 38.
Who would prevail in an MMA match between Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg?
Training is by far the most important and evident aspect of this. Recently, Mark Zuckerberg has been obsessed with practicing martial arts. He has been practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for over a year, and there is a video of him practicing mixed martial arts.
He virtually sparred with UFC champion Alex Volkanovski and has wrestled on the same mat as Mikey Muscemeci, a rising star in BJJ and the ONE FC.
While this bout won’t entail swords because Zuck previously practiced fencing in college, the athleticism, timing, and footwork of fencing do have some crossover.
Overall, Elon brings a power edge, whereas Zuckerberg has a skillset advantage. Zuck appears to be the betting favorite, but Elon might still win if he can deliver the proper blow or bring some solid grappling to the fight.
What are the chances that this fight will actually occur? I estimate the likelihood to be modest to none. Though it would be entertaining to watch anyway.
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