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Midnight Mania! Dana White compares Elon Musk vs. Mark Zuckerberg to UFC 1, ‘wouldn’t be sanctioned by a commission’

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UFC doesn’t do gimmick fights, unless they have the potential to make a whole lot of money! In that case, UFC President Dana White is happy to jump right on board. In this most recent example, Conor McGregor and Brock Lesnar can step aside, because their earning potential pales in comparison to athletic standouts Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg.

The billionaire beef stems from social media rivalry, and it’s been marinating for quite some time now. It’s only this week, however, that the two have discussed fighting inside a cage. White sprung into action, talking to both parties and revealing he’s very interested in making it happen.

During an appearance on The Pat McAfee Show, White discussed some of the complexities in booking such an unusual match up, revealing it would like have to be an unsanctioned exhibition contest due to the size disparity. In fact, White compared the potential bout to the early UFC open weight class days.

“I’ve been talking to both of them back and forth, [Elon and I] have a call in about five minutes here,” Dana White said (via “I don’t know, listen. First of all, if they both agree and they both say, let’s start here. Elon Musk is six foot two, two-hundred and twenty pounds. Mark Zuckerberg is not, okay. There’s a huge difference, this thing would be like UFC 1 for Christ’s sake.”

He continued, “We’d have to figure out the weight stuff, I don’t know how the commissions will look at this thing… Well, it would be an exhibition, it wouldn’t be sanctioned by a commission. There’s still a lot of things you would have to work through to make this fight happen. But, what I love and respect is that both of these guys are down, they both want to do it. They both want to fight, for people that aren’t even fight fans, this is fun. It’s fun to talk about, it’s fun to think about, you know me man, I’m in the middle trying to put the pieces together and see what we can do.”

It still seems like a wildly long shot, but even a jiu-jitsu match or padded up sparring session would draw a ton of eyes. Or, new idea, maybe this is the big break Power Slap needs?!?


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