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Mark Zuckerberg’s wife upset after he built backyard octagon for Elon Musk UFC fight

08:07 AM August 07, 2023

Numerous sources indicate Mark Zuckerberg has been preparing for an upcoming fight with Elon Musk. The US Sun reported he built a UFC octagon in his backyard for training, which upset his wife. The publication shared their exchange on Instagram Stories, showing Priscilla Chan commenting, “I have been working on that grass for two years.”

The Internet often shares the wildest stories worldwide, such as this potential bout between tech billionaires. Many people still doubt they would ever push through with this event. Yet, Zuckerberg and Musk have been teasing their clash for months. Nevertheless, the build-up to their upcoming battle is already exciting!

This article will discuss how Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg have been preparing for their proposed fight. Later, I will cover various statements proving and disproving their upcoming clash.

How are Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk preparing for their fight?


Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg have been passing online jabs at each other since June. Eventually, they proposed staging a fight in the Roman Colosseum!

They have seemingly been training for this event. As mentioned, Mark Zuckerberg recently shared on Threads he built an octagon in his backyard.

He has been UFC training lately, which involves this eight-sided arena. He messaged his wife, Priscilla Chan, “Did you see the octagon I put in the backyard?”

Chan replied, “Yes, I saw it.” Then, the 39-year-old billionaire declared, “It looks awesome.” However, Mrs. Zuckerberg was not impressed, responding, “Mark.”


The Meta CEO exclaimed, “We have plenty of yard space!” before Priscilla said, “I have been working on that grass for two years.” Meanwhile, Elon Musk has also been alluding to his strength since he challenged Zuckerberg.

The X owner shared a strange live video where he checked his appearance in front of colleagues. Musk seemed unsure he was streaming, so he asked the room for confirmation.


The tech leader turned the camera to show people sitting at a meeting table. Later, he picked up a dumbbell and did a bicep curl saying, “This is me curling a 45, so there you go.”

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He and his colleagues erupted in laughter. Before the video ended, Musk declared, “Looks like our video features are working,” and told viewers, “Thanks for the test.”

The clip seems to be Elon Musk testing X’s live video feature. Later, he posted on his social media platform, “Live video now works reasonably well.”

The 52-year-old social media leader has taken fitness seriously since his challenge to the Meta CEO. Insider says he’s been training with Canadian UFC legend Georges St-Pierre. Musk shared a message saying, “Really fun! The obvious conclusion is that I need a *lot* more training.”

Is the Elon Musk vs. Mark Zuckerberg fight coming soon?

Image speculating an upcoming showdown between Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg.

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The Elon Musk vs. Mark Zuckerberg fight excited the Internet, but some doubt it will happen. MMA expert Somesh Kamra shared that sentiment with Republic World.

“It’s more of a business strategy,” the fighting expert said. “I don’t think both are going to fight. Prima facie, I don’t think they are going to compete.”

“I don’t think they are physically going to fight in the Octagon. Both are not fighters. I believe there is some business decision that is coming through for the UFC, Elon Musk, and Mark Zuckerburg.”

White added, “I am assuming this is a prep-up to UFC 300, and there is some AI technology or virtual reality video game or something that would come that would be revealed at UFC 300.”

“I am assuming it could also be some new technology where for the EA Sports UFC game, there may be some AI or virtual reality, and Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk may fight, but that’s going to be in the video game, they are not going to physically fight.”

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“I think it’s going to be interesting next 8-9 months for us till US 300 happens. They are going to unveil some new technology at UFC 300 that is going to raise eyebrows, and it will be Mark Zuckerberg vs. Elon Musk, but it will be in the video game.”

On the other hand, UFC president Dana White has been hyping up the match. He told TMZ Sports, ‘I was talking to both Elon and Mark last night. Both guys are absolutely dead serious about this.”

“This would be the biggest fight ever in the history of the world. Bigger than anything that’s ever been done, it would break all pay-per-view records, these guys would raise hundreds of millions of dollars for charity.”


Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk haven’t confirmed details about their upcoming fight at the time of writing. However, they’ve been showing off their physical prowess lately.

Mark Zuckerberg installed a UFC octagon in his backyard for training, much to his wife’s disappointment. Meanwhile, Elon Musk shared a clip of him lifting weights.

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