Musk vs Zuckerberg - Bets and odds for the fight
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg will hold a charity MMA fight against Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Tentatively, their fight can take place as early as 2023.
We look at some of the potential bets, the likely odds, as well as bringing you an exclusive prediction for the Musk — Zuckerberg fight.
It was Elon who initiated the fight. It was prompted by the news that Zuckerberg plans to launch a new competitor to Twitter. Musk accused Zuckerberg of hypocrisy after creating a monopoly of social networks, controlled only by him alone. After this Musk left the tweet:
"I'm willing to fight in a cage if he's ready for it."
To which Mark Zuckerberg replied:
"Name the place."
If you don’t know, this is a direct reference to Khabib’s famous phrase, which he said after Conor McGregor attacked a bus with fighters in 2018, where Nurmagomedov was.
It did not take long for Elon to reply with a location: "Octagon in Vegas." After this, there was no surprise when the head of the UFC, Dana White wasted no time in contacting the “fighters”. And while we don't have a competitive fight date yet, White admitted that both of them are as serious as it is possible to be:
Musk vs Zuckerberg: Betting Odds
According to foreign bookmakers, Mark Zuckerberg is the unequivocal favorite of the future meeting. This can be put down to the level of his physical fitness, the publicly available footage of him training, as well as his recent impressive performances at Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments. Zuckerberg's victory is being priced up with tentative odds of 1.20 (1/5).
Elon Musk, on the other hand can politely be described as not having such an amazing physical form (photos from his vacation confirm this). The 51-year-old businessman is clearly not in the best condition for an MMA fight and the current odds for him to win are around 4 (3/1).
Statistics and physical data*
Both can be described as senior aged athletes. Mark Zuckerberg is the younger of the pair at “only” 39 where as Elon Musk is already 51 years old, which is a noticeable difference. It is true that at least the difference in height will give Elon some physical advantage and will help him somewhat.
*Data will be updated closer to the match.
Twitter owner. CEO and chief engineer of SpaceX and Tesla. The richest person in the world according to CNBC. The first person in history with a fortune of over 300 billion dollars.
We don't know much about Musk's fighting skills. Unlike his colleague, he does not indulge us (and bookmakers) with records from his workouts.
UFC President Dana White assures that Elon really trains according to the rules of MMA, and also has a youthful fighting background. While living in South Africa, he often had to participate in street fights. True, whether he emerged victorious from them, we will never know. Nevertheless, the businessman's relatives accepted the news of the upcoming fight with skepticism. So, the billionaire's mother said that she forbade him to go into the octagon, and suggested that both should have a "verbal duel." But it is unlikely that Elon will listen to her this time.
What will he do in a fight with Zuckerberg? Most likely, he will try to use his advantage in weight. Will often close in to clinch the opponent and prevent him from landing punches in the standing position. But if Musk falls to the ground, the fight will end pretty quickly, especially given the new wrestling skills on the mat of his opponent.
Programmer. CEO and CEO of Meta* (Facebook). Member of the board of directors at Breakthrough Starshot.
Professional debut. (Winner of several medals in jiu-jitsu competitions)
Mark pleasantly surprised the world community when his triumph at regional jiu-jitsu competitions became known. He won several medals fair and square and firmly changed the public perception of him from Geek to Athlete.
In addition, Zuckerberg not only loves attending UFC tournaments but also works with pro fighters himself. His workout video with Khai Wu looks more than like a pro sparring combo.
At the same time, there is a suspicion that Mark will still adhere to the grappling game plan. He does not hide the fact that he likes control on the ground and the “blanket” style, during which the wrestler is in a position on top, immobilizing the opponent and completely controlling his actions.
Musk vs Zuckerberg: Prediction for the fight
One gets the impression that the outcome of this battle is a foregone conclusion in the eyes of many. A much younger, fitter, faster, and more technical Mark Zuckerberg will do everything to end the fight as quickly as possible to cement Facebook's victory over Twitter.
Jokes aside, I won't be surprised by a rise in the shares of one company after the fight, depending on the outcome of the battle.
In any case, on paper, the 51-year-old billionaire has no obvious chance of winning. Unless, by some miracle, he can knock out his opponent with a lucky strike. As you understand, the probability of such an outcome is extremely small.
So this time, I'll bet that the sudden jiu-jitsu fighter and founder of Facebook will win the duel.
My bet and prediction is Zuckerberg's victory.
Frequently Asked Questions
Tentatively, the battle is scheduled for as early as 2023. However, the UFC (the probable promotional organizer) has not yet made an official announcement.
As expected, Zuckerberg is currently the favorite in this fight. You can bet on his victory at odds of around 1/5 (1.20). At the same time, the quotes for Musk's success are much higher at 3/1 (Decimal 4).
Nobody can be certain but given his jiu-jitsu experience and a lot of MMA training Zuckerberg should be able to beat Musk. Probably quite quickly.