Elon Musk vs. Mark Zuckerberg: Billionaire Showdown In The Octagon Poised To Break Pay-Per-View Records

Photo: Instagram/Dana White

Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg are reportedly committed to settling their differences in a physical confrontation, and fans who want to witness this extraordinary event will have to pay a substantial fee.

Dana White, the president of the UFC, revealed that he recently spoke with both billionaires regarding their ongoing social media feud, which resulted in Zuckerberg accepting Musk's challenge for a "cage match" on Twitter.

White stated that Zuckerberg initially reached out to him, seeking confirmation on Musk's sincerity. When White contacted Musk, the Tesla CEO confirmed that he was indeed serious about the fight.

Photo: Instagram/Dana White and Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg 

While still in the early planning stages, White expressed great enthusiasm for the potential magnitude of this spectacle. He confidently proclaimed that it would surpass all previous fights in history, including breaking pay-per-view records.

The contentious history between these tech moguls stems from reports of Meta, Zuckerberg's company, working on a competitor to Twitter. In light of this rivalry, the challenge was issued.

While a typical UFC pay-per-view event costs $80, White declared that the Musk-Zuckerberg bout would command a higher price of $100. The previous largest pay-per-view event was the 2017 fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather, which generated over $600 million in revenue.

Although Mayweather earned $275 million and McGregor took home $85 million, the clash between Musk and Zuckerberg, the first and tenth richest individuals globally, with a combined net worth of $340 billion, would undoubtedly shatter all previous financial records.

White believed that the potential earnings from this fight would easily triple that of the Mayweather-McGregor bout, emphasizing the limitless financial prospects it presents. However, it seems unlikely that Musk and Zuckerberg are seeking personal financial gains from this event.

White hinted at their intention to donate the proceeds to charitable organizations of their choice, acknowledging that both billionaires already possess substantial wealth and suggesting that the fight could raise hundreds of millions of dollars for worthy causes.

Although White refrained from speculating on the timing of the fight, he made it clear that he was prepared to make it a reality. As a professional fight promoter, his role is to organize matches that captivate the public's interest, and if Musk and Zuckerberg are genuinely committed, he is ready to deliver an event that people truly want to see.

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Source: CNBC


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