Who will win in fight between Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg after billionaires agreed to


In a clash for the ages between two of the world’s richest tech titans, Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg have vowed to throw it down in a cage fight in Las Vegas.

While Musk is by far the richer of the two and is both heavier and taller than his Meta counterpart, Zuckerberg poses a serious threat, thanks to his keen passion for Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

The Facebook founder posted on his Instagram Stories asking Musk to ‘send me the location’ after Musk tweeted on Wednesday night bragging that he was ‘up for a cage match if he is’.

In response to an article by The Verge about the proposed fight between the two tech giants, Musk responded to the location by tweeting: ‘Vegas Octagon’. 

The Octagon is the official competition mat and fenced-in design for Ultimate Fighting Championship cage fights. 

The social media taunts – fittingly delivered on the respective platforms owned by the billionaires – set the stage for a Silicon Valley rumble that would dwarf the magnitude of the string of celebrity bouts that have been big hits in Las Vegas. 

Analyzing both Musk and Zuckerberg across a more unorthodox tale of the tape, DailyMail.com sizes up the contest between the two.

Here, DailyMail.com compares the two tech titans in a typical tale of the tape 

After The Verge shared a article they had published concerning the bout, Musk responded that he wants it to happen in Vegas

After The Verge shared a article they had published concerning the bout, Musk responded that he wants it to happen in Vegas

Age, height and weight differences 

With Musk 12 years his senior, Zuckerberg would hope to be able to run rings round the Tesla chief.

Coming in at 5’7′ and weighing around 70kg, Zuckerberg is the lighter and more nimble of the two and has previously fought and won in jiu-jitsu matches. 

Zuckerberg recently picked up two medals in a jiu-jitsu tournament and has said in the past that his diet is more vegetarian based. 

He shared: ‘This year I’ve basically become a vegetarian since the only meat I’m eating is from animals I’ve killed myself.’

His go-to food is reportedly grilled chicken, which he eats for its high protein content. 

On an episode of the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Musk has openly talked about his fitness regime and said: ‘The older I get, the harder [it is] to stay lean, that’s for sure.’

After word of the fight spread on social media, Musk tweeted: ‘I almost never work out, except for picking up my kids and throwing them in the air.’

Musk does have both height and weight on his side, with Total Shape estimating the billionaire weighs around 81kg and stands at 5’11’. 

When it comes to his diet, he has claims he starts his day with octopus, a bowl of ice cream, eight oatmeal biscuits, and a donut. “I’d rather eat tasty food and live a shorter life,” he said. 

With age on his side and the fact he already competes in fights, Zuckerberg remains favorite to outfight the more senior tech giant in Musk.  

Zuckerberg replied on his Instagram story, sharing a screenshot of Musk's challenge, writing: 'Send me location.' The Meta CEO recently placed a jiu-jitsu tournament in May

Zuckerberg replied on his Instagram story, sharing a screenshot of Musk’s challenge, writing: ‘Send me location.’ The Meta CEO recently placed a jiu-jitsu tournament in May 

Zuckerberg called out the Twitter CEO on his Instagram page, asking him to send a location for the fight

Zuckerberg called out the Twitter CEO on his Instagram page, asking him to send a location for the fight  

Disciplines  

A keen martial artist, Zuckerberg has shared pictures of himself winning Brazilian jiu jitsu tournaments onto his Instagram page.

Zuckerberg had competed and won medals at the BJJ Tour competition in Woodside, California, in May. 

He wrote: ‘Competed in my first jiu jitsu tournament and won some medals for the Guerrilla Jiu Jitsu team.’ 

The Meta CEO walked away with a gold medal in the Nogi Master 1 White Belt Feather Weight Division and the Silver medal in the Gi Master 2 White Belt Feather Weight Division. 

Previously, comedian, UFC commentator and podcast host Joe Rogan hailed Zuckerberg as being a ‘f**king savage’ over his contest wins. 

On his podcast The Joe Rogan Experience, Musk said he had trained Kyokushin karate, taekwondo, judo and ‘Brazilian jiu-jitsu briefly’ throughout his life. 

Musk has also shared a photo of himself fighting a sumo wrestler in the past.

After word of the fight spread on social media, Musk tweeted: ‘I almost never work out, except for picking up my kids and throwing them in the air.’ 

Based on this metric, Zuckerberg again remains a clear winner in the bout.  

Before winning his tournament, Zuckerberg admitted he had to 'get your ass kicked' while learning the fighting style

Before winning his tournament, Zuckerberg admitted he had to ‘get your ass kicked’ while learning the fighting style 

Elon Musk, pictured here fighting a sumo wrestler, has trained in Kyokushin karate, taekwondo, judo, and 'Brazilian jiu-jitsu briefly' throughout his life

Elon Musk, pictured here fighting a sumo wrestler, has trained in Kyokushin karate, taekwondo, judo, and ‘Brazilian jiu-jitsu briefly’ throughout his life

Joe Rogan branded him Zuckerberg a 'f****** savage' over his wins on his popular podcast

Joe Rogan branded him Zuckerberg a ‘f****** savage’ over his wins on his popular podcast

After word of the fight spread on social media, Musk tweeted: 'I almost never work out, except for picking up my kids and throwing them in the air.'

After word of the fight spread on social media, Musk tweeted: ‘I almost never work out, except for picking up my kids and throwing them in the air.’

Net worth

Boasting a net worth well over double that of Zuckerberg, Musk is proving to be seemingly untouchable as the world’s richest man.

The Twitter CEO reclaimed the crown as the world’s richest person, knocking the boss of luxury goods giant LVMH Bernard Arnault off the top spot earlier this month.

Deriving most of his wealth from shares in Tesla, a rise in the value of the electric car company earlier this month keeps him firmly ahead of Zuckerberg who places 9 spots behind Musk – making Musk victorious over his octagon rival.

Meta vs Twitter

Musk took over control of the social media giant last year and so far has experienced highs and lows of running the site which boasts around 353 million annual users.

So far, he has dealt with a staffing crisis after 3,700 workers where laid off within a few days of him being appointed CEO. 

They found out when they were unable to log in to their emails and work computers. Musk defended the layoffs saying he had no choice when the company was losing $4m a day.

As members of staff were cut, so too were the first users of the site who started to leave in droves.

Last month, an evaluation of the social media site showed that the company had hemorrhaged value, losing one-third of its worth since he took over. 

Twitter's value is now just one-third of what it was when CEO Elon Musk purchased it in October, some $15 billion compared to its sticker price of $45 billion last year

Twitter’s value is now just one-third of what it was when CEO Elon Musk purchased it in October, some $15 billion compared to its sticker price of $45 billion last year

On the other hand, Meta, which includes sites including Facebook and Instagram, boasts global monthly users totaling over 3.7 billion – much more than Twitter levels.

While Meta, previously known as Facebook, suffered a large stock plummet when it was first announced and went through a tricky transition, it has remained a powerhouse of social media. 

On this front, Zuckerberg, who is largely responsible for the growth of social media with his site Facebook, is a clear winner. 

Companies  

Zuckerberg’s Meta is considered one of the world’s most valuable companies and is among the top ten largest publicly traded corporations in the United States.

With over 77,000 employees as of March this year and assets totally $185 billion, it is considered one of the Big Five American tech companies alongside Google, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft.

Zuckerberg's Meta, formally known as Facebook, is now considered to be one of the world's most valuable companies

Zuckerberg’s Meta, formally known as Facebook, is now considered to be one of the world’s most valuable companies

Last year Musk muscled his way into the world of social media with his acquisition of Twitter.

Aside from this he has dabbled in space exploration with his company SpaceX and has a firm grip on the electric car market with the widely popular Tesla car company.

With more companies spread across a wider range of topics like space exploration, tunnel construction with The Boring Company, and neurotech with Neuralink – DailyMail.com gives the companies round to Musk.

Verdict 

With Zuckerberg winning on three out of five aspects, DailyMail.com declares the Meta CEO as the likely winner should the fight be given the go ahead. 

A keen martial artist that keeps himself in top shape, Zuckerberg should have no issue in flexing his experience on Musk, who admits to not having a regimented workout regime.

Fitness site Total Shape also estimates that, should the two men meet in the octagon, Zuckerberg would come out on top. 

A spokesperson for the site said: ‘Placing both titans in a cage, Mark Zuckerberg would have the edge of agility and endurance needed to take Musk down, given Musk isn’t able to forcefully strike him earlier on in the fight.

‘When it comes down the ideal body type and general endurance and skill for cage fighting, Mark Zuckerberg would have the upper hand. 

‘With a high protein, health infused diet and demonstrative skills in mixed martial arts – he would most likely win.’



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