UFC president Dana White has confirmed that Chief Executive Officer of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg wants to fight under the UFC banner after the Chief Executive Officer of Tesla Motors turned down the offer to face him in the octagon.
White also stated that he has had many conversations with Zuckerberg and he is very serious about the fight.
"He and I talk multiple times a week, and we had last Monday," White said of Zuckerberg.
"He's very serious about competing. What he was saying in response to Elon was there are tons of professional organizations out there and this is the way this should be done, not in some backyard or whatever Elon was saying."
"I have said since day one Mark is a very serious guy," White said.
"He loves the sport and is training hard. I believe he is serious about fighting in the UFC."
Earlier, Zuckerberg showed frustration with Musk’s delaying tactics and called out the Tesla CEO on his Threads account.
“I offered a real date. [UFC president] Dana White offered to make this a legit competition for charity,” he posted on Threads.
“Elon won’t confirm a date, then says he needs surgery, and now asks to do a practice round in my backyard instead,” he continued. “If Elon ever gets serious about a real date and official event, he knows how to reach me.”
Facebook founder takes a big interest in martial arts as in July, he added another accomplishment to his combat sports resume by moving up in the jiu-jitsu ranks and became a Blue Belt.
It all started on June 21 when Musk responded to a report Zuckerberg was going to launch his own version of Twitter, to which Elon responded, "I'm up for a cage match if he is lol [laugh out loud]".
The Facebook founder got wind of the tweet and decided to send up a message of his own, writing "Send me location," which suggests that he is really serious about the fight.