If billionaire Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg are serious about having a charity fight inside the Octagon, UFC boss Dana White is very much interested in promoting what he thinks would be the most successful fight of all time.
Yes, you are reading that right there is an actual chance that Space X founder and owner of Twitter, Elon Musk, could have a real fight inside the Octagon against Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
The matchup from bizarro-land became possible on Wednesday when Elon Musk responded to news that Zuckerberg could begin his own version of Twitter by saying, “I’m up for a cage match if he is lol.” It was a surprising comment that the avid MMA fan responded to in classic Khabib Nurmagomedov-fashion by posting, “Send me location.”
Yet the back-and-forth did not end there, as Musk fired back by suggesting inside the UFC’s fabled Octagon. Well, it seems that the promotion’s boss spoke with both men last night and claims they are serious about a potential fight that would be for charity.
Dana White says Elon Musk vs. Mark Zuckerberg could triple PPV buys of Mayweather vs. McGregor
Dana White spoke to TMZ on Thursday about the conversations he had with Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg and made it clear is open to promoting the matchup as a headliner on an actual UFC card. White did mention that he is unsure of how much time the two billionaires would need to train for a bout or when it could happen, but is aware of both men’s history of training in martial arts.
Zuckerberg has practiced Brazilian Jiu-Jistu for some time and has been working on his striking in recent years. While Musk told White during their conversation he has his own martial arts background and has had “plenty of fights growing up in South Africa.”
When asked if a scrap between the two tech nerds could actually appeal to a sports audience, the UFC boss had little hesitation when he claimed it could be even more successful than the crossover bout between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor in 2017. A fight that pulled in over four million buys on pay-per-view.
“I think it triples [Mayweather vs. McGregor],” White told the outlet. “There’s no limit on what this thing could make because like you were saying today, you had a room full of women and men, some are probably fight fans, most are probably not, everybody would watch it. Everybody would want to see it. This is the biggest fight that could ever be made in the history of the world.”