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Elon Musk vs Mark Zuckerberg is ON! X billionaire claims Italian officials have AGREED to hold fight at ‘epic location’ in Rome

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Elon Musk vs Mark Zuckerberg is ON! X billionaire claims Italian officials have AGREED to hold fight at ‘epic location’ in Rome

  • Previous reports had suggested Dana White’s UFC may be managing the fight 
  • Musk made sure to mention Gladiator in one of his earlier tweets Friday morning 
  • DailyMail.com provides all the latest international sports news 

Elon Musk has further hinted that his showdown with Mark Zuckerberg will occur at Rome’s Colosseum.

The X – formerly known as Twitter – owner tweeted Friday morning that a locale had been agreed up after previously tweeting ‘Gladiator’ aside of two sword emojis. 

‘The fight will be managed by my and Zuck’s foundations (not UFC),’ the Tesla mogul tweeted. 

‘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.’

Mark Zuckerberg

Elon Musk

Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk’s proposed super-fight could take place at the Colosseum 

Per Musk, the Italian Prime Minister and its Minister of Culture agreed to an 'epic location'

Per Musk, the Italian Prime Minister and its Minister of Culture agreed to an ‘epic location’

Elon Musk seemed to hint at the likelihood of the fight occurring at the wonder of the world

Elon Musk seemed to hint at the likelihood of the fight occurring at the wonder of the world

While Musk may be hinting the Colosseum through his Gladiator reference, the Ridley Scott-produced classic was filmed at a replica in Malta. 

Musk, who has become something of a man of the people since taking over Twitter, told X users ‘everything done will pay respect to the past and present of Italy.’ 

As for the profit? According to the South African, ‘all proceeds go to veterans.’ 

Naturally, there is some business angle to the bout with Musk confirming Twitter Blue, or subscribers to his profile, will receive ‘bonus’, behind the scenes footage.

Las Vegas was originally pitched as the potential location for a fantasy fight between Facebook billionaire Zuckerberg and X [formerly Twitter] chief Musk, yet reports back in June claimed the Colosseum could be an option.

According to TMZ, Zuckerberg was approached by the Italian Minister of Culture over staging his showdown with Musk at Rome’s legendary battleground, with the latter also tweeting: ‘Some chance fight happens in Colosseum.’

The likelihood appears to be growing. 

Rome’s Colosseum, one of the world’s seven wonders, is Italy’s most iconic landmark but it has not hosted massive audiences inside for hundreds of years.

Musk has been training with UFC legend Georges St Pierre (red shorts) in recent weeks

Musk has been training with UFC legend Georges St Pierre (red shorts) in recent weeks

Zuckerberg has been training with UFC stars Israel Adesanya (L) and Alexander Volkanovski (R)

Zuckerberg has been training with UFC stars Israel Adesanya (L) and Alexander Volkanovski (R)

The nearly 2,000-year-old amphitheater can only seat a few hundred spectators inside on temporary seating.

A proposed date of a potential clash between the two social media titans has been a matter of dispute, with August 26 listed as a possible option for both parties.

However Musk said Sunday he was to undergo an MRI scan on an injury.

‘Exact date is still in flux. I’m getting an MRI of my neck & upper back [Monday]. May require surgery before the fight can happen. Will know this week.’ 

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