In the realm of a hypothetical “cage match” proposed by Elon Musk, where he would face off against Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Meta, betting enthusiasts have expressed a strong inclination towards Zuckerberg.
Within a span of 48 hours after Musk’s challenge, sports betting companies and odds providers swiftly released preliminary odds for this clash of billionaires. If this fight were to materialize, the odds currently favor Zuckerberg, who possesses Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training, with a 77% probability of emerging victorious.
Despite standing at a relatively shorter height of 5 feet, 7 inches (170 cm), Mark Zuckerberg has actively engaged in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) since September 2022. His dedication to the sport has yielded notable achievements, as he secured first and second place in two BJJ tournaments within the lightweight division for white belt practitioners in May.
Zuckerberg’s impressive progress in BJJ has garnered recognition from influential figures within the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) community, including UFC president Dana White and former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor, who have expressed positive sentiments regarding his endeavors.
In contrast, Elon Musk is believed to possess a larger physique and a height advantage, reportedly standing at 6 feet, 1 inch (185 cm). While limited information is available regarding his specific combat skills, Musk has mentioned that he was involved in intense street fights during his upbringing in South Africa. These experiences suggest a potential background in physical confrontations, although further details about his aptitude for combat remain scarce.
The notion of a potential fight between Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg initially arose on June 21, when Musk expressed his willingness to engage in a cage match with the CEO of Meta. Shortly after Musk’s statement, Zuckerberg responded on Instagram with the phrase “Send me location,” which gained popularity after being famously uttered by former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. Zuckerberg’s reply indicated his readiness and eagerness to accept Musk’s challenge and face him in a physical confrontation.