The proposed cage match between tech billionaires Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg has the potential to become the most profitable fight in history, according to Dana White, the president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). In an interview with TMZ Sports, White expressed his belief that the fight would break all pay-per-view records, making it the biggest fight ever witnessed.
While a standard UFC pay-per-view costs $80, White mentioned that he would charge $100 for the Musk-Zuckerberg face-off. The current record for the biggest pay-per-view in history is held by a boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and UFC superstar Conor McGregor in 2017. This match generated 4.3 million domestic pay-per-view buys and over $600 million in revenue. White confidently predicted that the potential Musk-Zuckerberg fight would surpass these numbers, estimating that it could bring in over $1.8 billion, and emphasized that “there’s no limit on what that thing can make.”
The ongoing back-and-forth between Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg on social media has added fuel to the speculation surrounding the match. The two billionaires, currently ranked the No. 1 and No. 10 richest men in the world, have been trading insults following news of Zuckerberg’s plan to launch a rival platform to Twitter. Musk eventually challenged Zuckerberg to a “cage match,” with the latter responding, “send me location.” Musk then suggested Las Vegas Octagon, the iconic arena that hosts UFC fights.
However, not everyone is thrilled with the idea of the potential fight. Musk’s mother, Maye Musk, took to Twitter to discourage public encouragement of the match. Despite this, White revealed that both Musk and Zuckerberg are serious about the contest, having spoken with them personally. While he acknowledged that planning the fight is in its early stages, White refrained from speculating on when it might take place.
News of the proposed match has caused a storm of speculation on social media, with fans and observers eagerly awaiting further developments. The possibility of witnessing two influential tech billionaires face off in a physical contest has captured the public’s imagination, and many are already speculating on the outcome and the potential impact on the businesses and industries these men represent.
As the conversation around the match continues to grow, people are increasingly wondering if the event will truly come to fruition and, if so, what it means for the world of combat sports and the influence of tech billionaires in popular culture. While the feasibility and logistics of the fight remain uncertain, one thing is clear: if it does happen, it has the potential to become an unprecedented and highly lucrative sports spectacle.