Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk's cage fight could happen in Rome's Colosseum
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Dana White had a meeting with Italian officials about holding Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk's cage fight at an incredible location.
The UFC boss made the revelation during an appearance on Mike Tyson's Hotboxin' podcast.
"I actually did have a meeting with the Minister of Culture's team in Italy to actually hold that fight in the Colosseum if it would happen," he said.
According to TMZ Sports, administrators from the historic landmark reached out to Zuckerberg's team in June and he put them in touch with White's team.
The Italian Ministry of Culture's office told TMZ Sports there had been 'no formal contract' but conversations had occurred.
On the podcast, White told Tyson everyone in the world wants to see the two tech billionaires go head to head and the fight would bring in more than a billion dollars in revenue.
"Think about how big that fight is, two of the richest, most powerful guys in the f***ing world are gonna fight on the biggest stage ever," he said.
He continued: "Who the f*** doesn't wanna see that fight?? That's the kind of fight your f***ing grandmother would watch that fight.
"Trump would have to fight Putin for a fight to be bigger than that."
Tyson then asked White whether he thinks Musk would have to use performance enhancing drugs to take Zuckerberg on.
“Yeah, I want to see that one, I want to see that. Now, is Elon going to use steroids or something?” he said.
White replied: “No steroids. No steroids allowed, those guys would be drug tested."
Talk of a cage fight between the two tech billionaires began in June when Musk tweeted that he 'would be up for a cage fight' if Zuckerberg was and the Meta boss responded 'send me the location'.
In July, UFC champion Israel Adesanya posted photos of Zuckerberg looking ripped while training with him and his UFC teammate Alex Volkanovski.
Then over the weekend, Musk texted Zuckerberg and suggested they do a 'practise bout' in Zuckerberg's backyard and the Meta CEO told him to let him know when he's ready to do a 'real MMA fight'.
"I think we can all agree Elon isn't serious and it's time to move on," he said on his new social media platform Threads over the weekend.
"I offered a real date. Dana White offered to make this a legit competition for charity.
"Elon won't confirm a date, then says he needs surgery, and now asks to do a practice round in my backyard instead."
He continued: "If Elon ever gets serious about a real date and official event, he knows how to reach me.
"Otherwise, time to move on.
"I'm going to focus on competing with people who take the sport seriously."