Musk Says Zuckerberg Fight Won’t Involve the UFC, Italy will Host

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Elon Musk has given an update on the potential billionaire battle between him and Mark Zuckerberg. UFC President Dana White said earlier this week that he was in contact with Italian officials to set up a cage fight at the Colosseum. However, Musk now says that the fight will be completely independent of the UFC.

In a tweet Friday morning, Musk says that he and Zuckerberg’s foundations will be setting up and managing the fight, not the UFC. The fight will be streamed live on Meta and X, Musk says. In addition, Musk doubles down on the fight being in an ancient Roman environment. “Everything in [the] camera frame will be ancient Rome, so nothing modern at all.”

Musk also says that he has been in contact with Italy’s prime minister about the fight. “I spoke to the PM of Italy and Minister of Culture. They have agreed on an epic location.”

“Everything done will pay respect to the past and present of Italy.”

In a tweet Friday morning, Musk says that he and Zuckerberg's foundations will be setting up and managing their fight, not the UFC.
Source: BBC

The fight will be raising money for veterans, and all of the proceeds, according to Musk, will go to veteran charities. Zuckerberg responded to Musk’s discussion of the fight on his native Threads platform, questioning the reliability of the platform for the fight to raise a hefty amount for charity.

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Despite the disagreement on a platform, it seems that both men still have sights on making their bout official.