​​Nerd fight: Zuck vs Musk cage fight gathers momentum

With his jiu-jitsu training, Mark Zuckerberg may have higher odds of winning an MMA battle against Elon Musk, but Musk's army of fans could be tipping the betting odds in his favour.
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Zuckerberg vs Musk seriously consider battling at Vegas Octagon
Zuckerberg vs Musk seriously consider battling at Vegas Octagon

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As the likelihood of an MMA match between Meta Platforms CEO, Mark Zuckerberg and SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk increases, the two men are aligning their strategies and getting in the zone to prepare for the potential billionaire bout.

Assuming that the hypothetical scenario becomes a reality, who do you think will win this celebrity errr... tech match?

While it might be challenging to predict the outcome of a fight between two of the world's richest men, the internet has already begun its assessments since Musk’s tweets and Zuckerberg’s Instagram story went viral two days ago. 

Betting odds

After analyzing the attributes of the two CEOs, gambling comparison site Oddschecker gives Zuckerberg an 83 percent chance of winning.

“According to the latest Mark Zuckerberg vs. Elon Musk odds, Zuckerberg comes into the fight as a -500 favorite, implying an 83% chance he beats Musk,” said Brian Good on the site.

According to Insider, DraftKings has Zuckerberg as a favorite at -160, meaning you would have to bet $160 on Meta's CEO to win $100.

Meanwhile, Musk was listed as a +140 underdog, meaning a $100 bet on Twitter's former CEO to win, would net $140. 

UFC's Dana White

In a further development yesterday, President of (UFC) Dana White told TMZ, “talked with Mark and Elon last night, both guys are absolutely dead serious about this.”

"The biggest fight of all time was Floyd (Mayweather) and Conor (McGregor), I just think it triples that. It triples what that did, there's no limit on what that thing can make," said White.

Zuckerberg seems to have also won his first jiu-jitsu tournament on 21 May this year. He said on his Instagram post, “Competed in my first jiu-jitsu tournament and won some medals for the Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu team.”

Jiu-Jitsu versus The Walrus

In a recent tweet, Lex Fridman, podcast host, and research scientist at MIT, stated, “A jiu-jitsu match between Zuck and Elon would definitely be a fun plot twist in this simulation. I'm all for it.”

Musk replies to Fridman’s tweet saying, “Let’s go full MMA”

The last tweet seems to have made quite a frenzy among the Twitter spectators and generated several memes including showcasing Musk practicing his “Walrus” move.

The Twitter CEO says that he has a great move called “The Walrus” where he just lies on top of his opponent & does nothing. 

Ultimately, the result would depend on their individual skills, determination, and performance on the day of the fight.

We'll have more on this bizarre story as it develops.

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