The saga of the MMA bout between Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg continues to get ever weirder. All of it started when Musk, whereas ranting about Zuckerberg on Twitter, challenged the Meta founder to a “cage match”. Zuckerberg nearly instantly accepted the combat on Instagram.
Subsequently, Dana White of the UFC obtained concerned to guarantee the web that each males have been “useless severe” about truly squaring off. Moreover, it appeared that White was angling for the UFC to function the combat’s promotion. In the meantime, coaching presents started to come back in for either side. Musk obtained presents from Andrew Tate, Dominick Cruz, and Georges St. Pierre, whereas Zuckerberg obtained a proposal from Jon Jones.
Hype continued to climb, with former UFC mainstay Chael Sonnen claiming that the combat would headline UFC 300. Elsewhere, actuality started to set in amongst the opponents. Throughout a Twitter Areas, Musk admitted that the combat may “go badly for him” given Zuckerberg’s very actual dedication to martial arts and fight sports activities. Lastly, the combat seemed to be useless when Musk introduced that he was reconsidering the combat as a result of issues from his mom. Regardless of this, a very uncommon supply has arisen to probably revive the combat.
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Italian Authorities Provide Colosseum As Musk-Zuckerberg Combat Venue
In accordance with Musk on Twitter, and confirmed by TMZ, the combat may very well be going forward on the Colosseum in Rome. Opened in 80AD beneath Emporer Titus, the Colosseum was the hub of sporting and cultural leisure for the Roman Empire. It was the biggest amphitheater within the historical world and stays the biggest amphitheater nonetheless in existence.
Per TMZ, Gennaro Sangiuliano, the Italian Minister of Tradition, reportedly reached out to Zuckerberg earlier this week to supply the Colosseum as a combat venue. The UFC is now allegedly in discussions with the Ministry of Tradition concerning the feasibility of the occasion.
Nevertheless, as grand because the spectacle could be, it’s unlikely that the combat would truly occur inside the Colosseum. As a consequence of it being almost 2000 years outdated and guarded as a UNESCO World Heritage Website since 1980, you may’t precisely flip into the setting for a pay-per-view. The utmost capability is listed at a number of hundred. Moreover, the quantity of labor wanted to make it match to host, say, a landmark UFC occasion, would probably be prohibitively intensive. We’ll hold you up to date on this story because it continues to unfold.
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Rose Namajunas To Make Flyweight Debut In Paris
In precise MMA information, it was just lately revealed that Rose Namajunas shall be making her extremely anticipated flyweight debut this September in Paris. First reported by MMA Junkie, Namajunas will face French fighter Manon Fiorot at UFC Combat Night time Paris on September 2. Fiorot has reportedly needed the Namajunas for a while however is barely now getting the prospect.
11-5 in her MMA profession (9-4 within the UFC), Namajunas introduced her intention to go away strawweight after a title combat loss to Carla Esparaza at UFC 274 in Might 2022. Her flyweight debut pits her in opposition to ESPN‘s #3 fighter within the division, Fiorot. The French fighter (10-1, 5-0 UFC) has been steadily working her method up the division after debuting in January 2021. If she will be able to proceed to carry out effectively, she’s going to probably problem the winner of the Grasso-Shevchenko rematch/triology.
There’s a lot on the road with this combat. For Namajunas, a win would validate her division transfer and present that she is a power to be reckoned with throughout two divisions. With the retirement of Amanda Nunes earlier this 12 months, there’s at present an influence vacuum in ladies’s MMA that Namajunas may probably muscle her method into.
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