Musk vs Zuckerberg fight to take place at Roman Colosseum

The tech tycoons have agreed to hold the much-anticipated cage fight at the Roman Colosseum, a 2,000-year-old amphitheater. It will be live-streamed on both – X and Meta.
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Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg continue to train for the much anticipated bout
Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg continue to train for the much anticipated bout


The most anticipated cage fight between the two tech giant CEOs – X’s (formerly Twitter) Elon Musk and Meta’s Mark Zuckerberg – will happen at the Roman Colosseum.

The Colosseum is nearly a 2,000-year-old elliptical amphitheater in the center of the city and is also the largest amphitheater ever built that still stands today.

The UFC president, Dana White, was lobbying to host the battle between the billionaires at the Colosseum in Rome instead of the Vegas Octagon.

Now, both Musk and Zuckerberg have agreed to the location – Musk announced on X earlier today. He tweeted:

"The fight will be managed by my and Zuck’s foundations (not UFC). Livestream will be on this platform and Meta. Everything in camera frame will be ancient Rome, so nothing modern at all. I spoke to the PM of Italy and the Minister of Culture. They have agreed on an epic location."

He also tweeted that everything done will pay respect to the past and present of Italy and all proceeds will go to veterans.

What began with a comment – Musk taunting Zuckerberg led to a social media brawl. 

After X's spaces host, Mario Nawafal tweeted that Meta is planning to launch X's rival – Threads, Musk responded: “I’m sure Earth can’t wait to be exclusively under Zuck’s thumb with no other options. At least it will be “sane.” Was worried there for a moment.”

The verbal battle begins

A user then warned X’s CEO to be careful, tweeting: “Better be careful @elonmusk I heard he does the jujitsu now.”

Musk replied, “I’m up for a cage match if he is lol.”

Facebook’s founder was alerted to this tweet, and Zuckerberg posted a story on his Instagram story: “Send me location.”

This is how the battle between the richest men in the world began nearly two months ago. 

Tycoons to brawl it out at the Colosseum

Now, Dana White, UFC President who has long been encouraging the MMA match, met Gennaro Sangiuliano, Italy’s culture minister, to discuss the much-anticipated match, The Independent reported.

He suggested staging the fight between the two tech titans at the Colosseum in Rome.

White told Mike Tyson, a former professional boxer, on Wednesday (9 July), “It’s real, it’s real, they do wanna fight. We were literally talking about the Colosseum for that fight. I actually did have a meeting with the minister of culture’s team in Italy to actually have that fight in the Colosseum, if it would happen.”

“It would be MMA. We’re talking. No steroids, no steroids allowed; these guys would be drug tested. Zuckerberg takes this s*** very seriously. He is a huge UFC fan, he trains. He’s an MMA fan, I should say. Elon grew up doing judo, he’s a legit judo guy,” he added.

White further stated that everybody would pay to watch the fight, “Who doesn’t wanna see that fight? That’s the kind of fight your grandmother would watch. [Donald] Trump would have to fight [Vladimir] Putin for a fight to be bigger than that.”

$1 billion in revenue

According to The Independent, White predicted that a battle between Musk, aged 52, and Zuckerberg, aged 39, would make $1 billion in revenue. 

Watch Dana White in conversation with Mike Tyson below:

Musk has come a long way from his “Walrus move” to training with UFC legend Georges St-Pierre ahead of a potential training camp. While Zuckerberg was pictured training with UFC champions Israel Adesanya and Alexander Volkanovski.

We’re still awaiting confirmation on the match date. Although, the two CEOs seem to be seriously training for the match.

Earlier today, Interesting Engineering reported that Elon Musk, the world's richest person, wants to engage in a 'noble' debate with Mark Zuckerberg.

Musk also announced the event would be live-streamed on X, but then announced he might need surgery before the MMA battle.

However, X’s owner is suddenly swaying away from a physical and is suggesting engaging in a debate with Thread’s owner.

These notions have sparked a meme trend on both X and Threads, resulting in free publicity for the tech tycoons. 

Despite the events of the past two months, the tech billionaires have finally confirmed the match and its location, and those interested, patiently await the announcement of the date. The Daily Mail stated that August 26 is listed as a possible option for both parties.

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