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Elon Musk confirms Mark Zuckerberg fight

07:48 AM August 14, 2023

The Elon Musk vs. Mark Zuckerberg fight has been brewing for the past few months, and the Tesla CEO confirmed it will happen! On August 11, 2023, he tweeted it would occur near the Roman Colosseum, and he and Zuckerberg will fund the event. However, both tech companies have not specified a date for their bout at the time of writing.

Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg have been exchanging negative comments for months, eventually challenging each other to a cage match. In response, many people followed their online drama as a silly story. Surprisingly, we might see this match happen as more people confirm it.

We may soon witness one of the most entertaining matches in history! This article will discuss Elon Musk’s confirmation of his proposed fight against Mark Zuckerberg. Then, I will cover the Italian government’s opinions about these billionaires fighting in their national monuments.

How would the fight take place?


Elon Musk said the “fight will be managed by my and Zuck’s foundations (not UFC).” He added, “Livestream will be on this platform and Meta. Everything in camera frame will be ancient Rome, so nothing modern at all.”

“I spoke to the PM of Italy and Minister of Culture. They have agreed on an epic location,” Musk stated. Also, he mentioned in separate tweets, “Everything done will pay respect to the past and present of Italy. And all proceeds go to veterans and pediatric hospitals in Italy.”

Last week, Elon Musk said he would need back and upper neck surgery before the cage match. Consequently, X user DogeDesigner asked Musk, “How was the MRI?”

He responded, “I spent three hours in an MRI machine on Monday. Bottom line is that my C5/C6 fusion is solid, so not an issue. However, there is a problem with my right shoulder blade rubbing against my ribs, which requires minor surgery. Recovery will only take a few months.”


Musk’s tweet might mean he will push through with the match despite his medical treatments. Moreover, he might have specified the UFC won’t fund the bout since its president, Dana White, has been hyping up the battle.

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White 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.”

On June 23, 2023, the SpaceX CEO tweeted, “Some chance fight happens in Colosseum.” It seemed ridiculous then, but it may become true soon!

How did the Italian government respond?

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Elon Musk said the fight will occur in the Roman Colosseum, the ancient arena famous for hosting gladiatorial matches. Of course, Italian authorities have responded to this event.

Believe it or not, Italy’s Ministry of Culture denied inviting the tech leaders to clash in its hallowed halls. “There has been no formal contact from the ministry nor any written document,” the government agency said.

“Even if the news appears tasty, it is unfounded. If Zuckerberg and Musk wanted to perform in the Colosseum, they would have to make it a non-violent challenge.”

Yet, Culture Minister Gennaro Sanguiliano shared another statement about speaking to Musk about a “large charitable and historically evocative event.” That may confirm the bout because it matches Musk’s online confirmation.

Musk said the fight would have the Roman Colosseum “in camera frame,” but Sanguiliano reiterated it would not occur in any heritage site. “It will not take place in Rome,” the Minister said.

Perhaps it will only be near the Colosseum so viewers can see this historical monument during Elon Musk vs. Mark Zuckerberg. After all, Italy’s Corriere della Sera newspaper suggested the event may occur in Pompeii, near Naples.

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Sanguilliano stated its proceeds would go to those in need. “Above all, a substantial amount, many millions euros, is expected to be donated to two important Italian pediatric hospitals for strengthening facilities and scientific research to combat children’s diseases.”

“It will also be an opportunity to promote globally our history and archeological, artistic, and cultural heritage,” Italy’s Culture Minister said. On the other hand, the former industry minister disapproves of the cage match.

“I find it simply mind-boggling that the Italian cultural heritage is being made available to two billionaires who want to indulge themselves like foolish teenagers,” Carlo Calenda remarked. “There are things that simply are not for sale. One of these is the dignity and history of a great nation,” he added.


Elon Musk confirmed online his fight against Mark Zuckerberg will push through. He said he spoke with Italy’s Culture Minister about it and confirmed the event.

We do not have a specific date for the cage match at the time of writing. However, Mark Zuckerberg suggested August 26, 2023, but Elon Musk hasn’t confirmed it.

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