Meta founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has become a favorite among bettors in a proposed “caged match” with Twitter owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
Within 48 hours of Musk launching the mixed martial arts (MMA) challenge, sports betting companies and odds providers have already provided preliminary odds for the billionaire fight.
If the fight actually happens, Zuckerberg, trained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, was scored with a 77% chance of winning the fight, according at Oddspedia, a sports betting platform that brings together odds from several bookmakers.
Betting a dollar on Zuckerberg would potentially return $1.20 if he wins the fight, a bet on Musk could return up to $4.00 if he wins.
Zuckerberg, who stands at a slight height disadvantage at 5ft 7in (170cm), has been a known BJJ practitioner since September 2022. In May, he managed to place first and second in two BJJ tournaments in a belt division light white. .
His progress has even elicited positive reactions reactions of some of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s most influential figures, such as UFC boss Dana White and former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor.
Online, several videos of Zuckerberg in training are available.
Mark Zuckerberg trains with BJJ world champion Mikey Musumeci pic.twitter.com/plE3CUpoP7
– Bloody Elbow (@BloodyElbow) June 17, 2023
Musk, on the other hand, is believed to have a greater frame and height advantage and would have is 6 feet 1 inch (185 cm) tall. Not much else can be gleaned about his physical fighting ability, however, Musk recently said that he used to engage in “real tough street fights” in South Africa where he grew up.
He also recently job that he eats a donut every morning and is “still alive”, if that makes a difference.
“I have this great move I call ‘The Walrus,’ where I just lay down on my opponent and do nothing,” Musk jokes. said in a June 22 tweet.
Yeah it’s me
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 22, 2023
Talks of a potential physical fight between Musk and Zuckerberg first occurred on June 21, when Musk said he would be willing to share the cage with the Meta founder.
Zuckerberg responded on Instagram shortly afterwards with “Send me the location” – a popular phrase first uttered by former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Despite the high anticipation, many don’t expect the fight to actually happen. If it doesn’t go forward, this isn’t the first time Musk and Zuckerberg have faced off.
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In 2017, billionaires engaged in a heated debate about artificial intelligence and its future implications.
Sharing a more optimistic view, Zuckerberg would have called on those who believe AI has the potential to create “doomsday scenarios” – events that could lead to human extinction or end life on Earth altogether.
Musk fired back, indicating:
“I talked to Mark about it. His understanding of the subject is quite limited.
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