Dana White is fully committed to organizing a highly anticipated showdown between Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg. The UFC president is already envisioning a specific date for this clash of billionaires.
What initially started as a social media challenge between Musk, the influential figure behind Twitter, and Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta, has evolved into a sensational event. Both tech giants have reportedly expressed genuine interest in engaging in a physical confrontation.
Zuckerberg has developed a passion for Brazilian jiu-jitsu and has been training under the guidance of Dave Camarillo, even participating in grappling competitions. On the other hand, Musk has recently dedicated time to workouts with renowned UFC legend Georges St-Pierre and his esteemed grappling coach, John Danaher.
White has previously disclosed his conversations with Musk and Zuckerberg regarding arranging the fight, and the promotion has even gone as far as selling t-shirts hyping the anticipated showdown on the official UFC store.
While White is not yet prepared to disclose the precise date, he has a clear timeline in mind for the Musk vs. Zuckerberg clash. In an interview with TSN, he confirmed their desire to fight under the UFC banner, stating, “100 percent [they want to fight in the UFC]. I do [have a date in mind], I’ll announce it when we’re ready. It won’t be UFC 300.”
UFC 300, a highly anticipated event scheduled for early 2024 in Las Vegas, is set to be one of the flagship cards of the organization next year.
White appears unperturbed by potential challenges, such as Musk’s significant size advantage over Zuckerberg. He is also confident in obtaining the necessary sanctioning for the fight. Despite both Musk (51) and Zuckerberg (39) lacking prior combat sports experience, White understands that financial incentives speak volumes, and this matchup has the potential to generate astronomical profits, benefiting the host city and state.
White boldly asserts, “Whoever says no, every other state and country will say yes. A billion dollars in revenue, this fight.”
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about celebrity showdown
Q: Is the fight between Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg really going to happen in the UFC?
A: UFC president Dana White has expressed his seriousness in booking the fight between Musk and Zuckerberg. Both billionaires have reportedly shown genuine interest, and the promotion has even sold t-shirts hyping the matchup.
Q: When is the fight expected to take place?
A: While Dana White has a date in mind for the Musk vs. Zuckerberg clash, he has not yet announced it. However, he did mention that it won’t be at UFC 300, which is scheduled for early 2024 in Las Vegas.
Q: Do Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg have combat sports experience?
A: No, neither Musk nor Zuckerberg have prior combat sports experience. However, Zuckerberg has been training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Dave Camarillo, and Musk has been working out with UFC legend Georges St-Pierre and grappling coach John Danaher.
Q: Are there concerns about the significant size advantage of Elon Musk over Mark Zuckerberg?
A: While Musk does have a size advantage over Zuckerberg, Dana White doesn’t seem too concerned about it. He believes that the potential revenue and interest generated by this celebrity showdown would outweigh any size discrepancies.
Q: Will the fight be sanctioned?
A: Dana White is confident that the fight between Musk and Zuckerberg will be sanctioned. Despite their lack of combat sports experience, the potential financial benefits and global interest make it likely that commissions will approve the fight.