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Meta founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has become the clear favorite among the best in a proposed “cage match” with Twitter owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
48 hours after Musk announced the mixed martial arts (MMA) competition, bookmakers and betting providers have already provided preliminary odds for the billionaire’s fight.
According to Oddspedia, a sports betting platform that compares odds from multiple bookmakers, if the fight actually goes ahead, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu-trained Zuckerberg would have a 77% chance of winning.
A dollar bet on Zuckerberg could potentially fetch $1.20 if he wins the fight, a bet on Musk could fetch up to $4 if he wins.
Zuckerberg, who is 5ft 7in (170cm), has been a renowned BJJ practitioner since September 2022. In May, he managed to take first and second place in two BJJ tournaments in the lightweight division with a white belt.
His progress has even drawn positive reactions from some of the most influential figures in the Ultimate Fighting Championship such as UFC boss Dana White and former UFC Featherweight and Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor.
You can find several videos of Zuckerberg’s workouts on the net.
Mark Zuckerberg training with BJJ world champion Mikey Musumeci pic.twitter.com/plE3CUpoP7
— Bloody Elbow (@BloodyElbow) June 17, 2023
Musk, on the other hand, is considered to have a greater physique and height advantage and is reported to be 6ft 1in (185cm). Little else can be learned about his physical combat abilities, however Musk recently said he was involved in “real brutal street fights” in South Africa, where he grew up.
He also recently posted that he eats a donut every morning and is “still alive” if that matters.
“I have a great move that I call The Walrus where I just lay on top of my opponent and do nothing,” Musk joked in a June 22 tweet.
Yup, that’s me
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 22, 2023
Talk of a potential physical fight between Musk and Zuckerberg first surfaced on June 21, when Musk said he was willing to share a cage with the Meta founder.
Shortly after, Zuckerberg responded on Instagram, “Send me the location,” a catchphrase first uttered by former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Despite high expectations, many do not expect the fight to actually take place. If things don’t work out, this won’t be the first time Musk and Zuckerberg have clashed.
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In 2017, billionaires got into a heated debate about artificial intelligence and its future implications.
Reportedly sharing a more optimistic view, Zuckerberg called on those who believe that AI can create “doomsday scenarios” – events that could lead to the extinction of mankind or the complete cessation of life on Earth.
Musk hit back, stating:
I talked to Mark about it. His understanding of the subject is rather limited.”
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