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Mark Zuckerberg drops date for potential Elon Musk UFC fight, Musk responds

Zuckerberg wants a fight with Musk to go down as soon as possible, while Musk needs time to evaluate some nagging injuries.

Billionaire Elon Musk at Paris Viva Tech Fair

Up until this point, the potential mixed martial arts (MMA) fight between Mark Zuckerberg vs. Elon Musk has been largely hypothetical. Sure, UFC President, Dana White, has made a big show of claiming it’s “totally real” and definitely not gimmick.

But, were Musk and Zuck serious about stepping into the Octagon and fighting?

Well, Mark Zuckerberg is. He’s so serious he just revealed the date when he wants it to happen: Aug. 26, 2023. The latest back-and-forth began when Musk shared his current training regiment.

“Am lifting weights throughout the day, preparing for the fight,” he tweeted. “Don’t have time to work out, so I just bring them to work.

“I’m ready today,” Zuckerberg continued on Threads (his Twitter/X clone). “I suggested Aug 26 when he first challenged, but he hasn’t confirmed. Not holding my breath ... I love this sport and will continue competing with people who train no matter what happens here.”

“Exact date is still in flux,” Musk replied. “I’m getting an MRI of my neck & upper back tomorrow. May require surgery before the fight can happen. Will know this week.”

Musk’s spine isn’t in the best of shape, and it partially has to do with martial arts. According to Elon, he herniated discs in his spine tossing a sumo wrestler.

If he can do that to a 400-pound sumo fighter, what would he do to the 155-pound Zuckerberg? Although it’s worth remembering: Zuckerberg is packing on pounds of muscle right now as he burns through the Brazilian jiu-jitsu rankings. The Facebook / Meta founder recently received his blue belt.

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