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Midnight Mania! UFC President Dana White admits defeat: Zuckerberg vs. Musk ‘probably not’ happening

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Rest in peace theoretical Elon Musk vs. Mark Zuckerberg super fight, a concept which lasted from June 2023 to August 2023. For a fair portion of those eight weeks, the infamous billionaire brawl built a bit of steam, as photos arose of both parties training with various famous fighters and jiu-jitsu stars in preparation for their grudge match.

Naturally, it all came apart. Bickering about the location and timing stalled the progression, prompting each man to claim the other was ducking the contest. Zuckerberg still seems interested in competing in some form of MMA, but now he wants to find a new, less complicated opponent.


One of the biggest proponents and final holdouts of the fight — which was NOT a gimmick — was UFC President Dana White, a friend of both would-be combatants. White involved himself in the process early, working to score Musk his colosseum dream and remaining committed even when Musk started talking about doing the fight without UFC (against Zuckerberg’s wishes). Finally, however, even White has admitted that the ship has seemingly sailed.

“I never say never, but probably not,” White admitted about the fight on “Outkick” (via MMAFighting).


He continued, “Let me tell you who would win in that fight would be whatever charities were picked to donate the money to – they would be the absolute winners, because I think that thing would do a billion dollars in revenue, and they wanted 90 percent of the money to go to charity. So it would have been the biggest charity event ever held in history, especially for one night, and it would have helped a lot of people.”

While some more social media posturing from either party wouldn’t surprise me, this feels like the official end of the Zuckerberg vs. Musk dream. Fortunately, there’s still hope the Meta CEO steps into the cage against someone else, even if we’re unlikely to find another billionaire willing to tussle.


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