Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg’s social media sparring has escalated into speculation of an impending cage fight, according to UFC President Dana White. Elon and Mark appear “absolutely serious” about competing, according to White.
Georges St-Pierre has offered to train Mark Zuckerberg.
What is MMA?
MMA stands for Mixed Martial Arts and is a full contact sport in which competitors try to defeat one another through physical force. MMA draws upon techniques from numerous martial arts styles like boxing, wrestling, judo and karate and attempts to integrate these styles into a cohesive fighting style. The Ultimate Fighting Championship hosted its inaugural MMA event in 1993; since then it has quickly become one of the fastest growing sports worldwide.
Contrary to other martial arts disciplines, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) allows striking with all limbs as well as grappling techniques like joint locks and chokeholds. Many fighters also train in multiple fighting styles in order to enhance their overall skill set.
Other major MMA promotions, besides UFC, include Bellator, Strikeforce and One Championship. Each company hosts fights across the US, Europe and Asia; Bellator being second in size after UFC with Bjorn Rebney founding it and using tournament style format to determine champions.
Zuckerberg has long expressed an interest in mixed martial arts (MMA), but has never taken part in competition himself. However, he does possess experience in jiu-jitsu and recently earned his white belt certification in this art. Should he opt to compete, Zuckerberg would likely train under former UFC featherweight champion Alex Volkanovski before engaging in battle.
Why is Mark Zuckerberg interested in MMA?
Elon Musk challenged Mark Zuckerberg to a cage match this week, prompting many to believe it was just another publicity stunt from him. According to UFC President Dana White however, both tech moguls appear serious about fighting each other.
White stated he has already spoken with both men, and they are in the early stages of planning the fight. White expects that it will draw millions in betting action while raising money for charity.
Although Zuckerberg has never competed professionally, he is certainly familiar with combat sports. On an informal basis he has trained Brazilian jujitsu – an art often employed by UFC fighters – which is one of several grappling martial arts that have gained him exposure in training sessions at his gym and even competed in some tournaments publicly.
Additionally, Meta CEO has recently been seen training MMA gyms in Silicon Valley alongside some of its top competitors and cheering at fights he sees on ESPN+. Furthermore, he’s even been seen coaching his Meta CEO colleague and professional MMA fighter Khai Wu during training sessions – as an Olympic rapier fencer, Meta CEO is no stranger to physical demands of fighting!
Who is Mark Zuckerberg’s opponent?
As part of a social media fight between two of the world’s highest profile tech billionaires, Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg’s verbal sparring has generated plenty of media buzz. Although its outcome remains undetermined, their back-and-forth social media banter has brought increased traffic to each platform while inspiring an endless supply of memes encouraging their supporters to pick a side in this fight.
Musk was unhappy about an article in The New York Times regarding Meta’s plans to launch Threads as an alternative Twitter service on Meta Platforms. Zuckerberg joked about putting them both into a cage fight, an idea which quickly took root; Meta CEO Dana White later confirmed this with both men being “absolutely dead serious” about a MMA match-up between them.
As part of his preparations for an anticipated match-up, Zuckerberg posted several images from his Brazilian jiu-jitsu training camp. These pictures showed him grappling with different opponents to showcase his fighting prowess; for instance, in one image he can be seen pincer holding an opponent while using his legs to trip another one.
Andrew Tate quickly jumped in, offering to train Musk for the fight with UFC veterans Charles Oliveira, Henry Cejudo and Jorge Masvidal who all have different backgrounds but all share respect for one another despite having different approaches and training methods.
What is the date of Mark Zuckerberg’s UFC fight?
Tech billionaires and social media titans Elon Musk (Twitter) and Mark Zuckerberg (Meta) have announced plans to take their rivalry into the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s octagon. UFC president Dana White claims both men are committed to trading blows inside its cage; in turn, White plans on selling it through pay-per-view and donating proceeds to charity.
The feud between them began when Elon Musk tweeted an insult directed at Mark Zuckerberg’s plans to launch a competing social media platform, Meta CEO Anthony Lembo responded that they were ready for a cage match and posted video training with Mikey Musumeci, an MMA grappling legend known as Mikey Musumeci who trains him in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – even competing in his first tournament last month!
Chael Sonnen’s claim of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg wanting to face off against him at UFC 300 in April or May 2024 on an episode of the MMA Hour has been denied by a representative from Zuckerberg himself, though Sonnen did appear on an episode of the MMA Hour and state this possibility as “one of the biggest celebrity showdowns ever in MMA history”. Should such an encounter go ahead, who do you think would win this epic celebrity battleground?