Looks like the highly-anticipated fight between two of the tech world’s titans, Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, is on course. Dana White, President of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, provided a new update on this showdown that many had assumed would be canceled. During Mike Tyson’s “Hotboxin'” podcast, White mentioned that he had recently met with Italian officials to discuss the possibility of hosting the Zuckerberg vs. Musk match in Rome’s historic Colosseum.
“I actually did have a meeting with the Minister of Culture’s team in Italy to discuss hosting that fight in the Colosseum,” White shared during the podcast. He hinted at ongoing discussions by saying, “we’re talking,” implying the fight is indeed progressing.
White expressed his belief that the event could generate over a billion dollars in revenue. He emphasized the global appeal, stating, “Think about how significant this fight is – two of the wealthiest, most influential individuals in the world taking to the stage. Who wouldn’t want to witness that? It’s the kind of bout even your grandmother would tune in for.” However, it’s essential to recognize that neither billionaire has released definitive details regarding the fight. Thus far, their interactions have been limited to social media challenges and banter.
Musk has recently voiced concerns about his physical condition ahead of the much-talked-about cage match with Meta’s CEO. Although he proudly showcased his recent training accomplishments, including lifting 45-pound weights, he now fears this activity may have resulted in a significant injury. Consequently, Musk is contemplating an MRI of his neck and back.
Musk, renowned for his roles at SpaceX, Tesla, and X (previously Twitter), never shies away from unconventional endeavors. His potential involvement in a cage match has, expectedly, captured worldwide attention. However, new information about his health could cast doubt on his participation.
Last week, Musk took to social media to share glimpses of his training, exuding excitement for the forthcoming bout. Yet, by the beginning of this week, he conveyed apprehensions about the possible adverse effects of his intense regimen, indicating potential medical evaluations.
In a related development, Zuckerberg suggested Musk stream the fight on a more reliable platform. This recommendation came on the heels of Musk’s expression of interest in streaming their fight on X (formerly Twitter).