Elon Musk says UFC won’t manage Mark Zuckerberg fight; Conor McGregor and Jake Paul react

Days after UFC president Dana White indicated he was still working through details for a Elon Musk vs. Mark Zuckerberg fight, the Tesla CEO says the promotion won’t run the contest.

Friday, Musk tweeted the fight will be “managed” by the two billionaires’ individual foundations. He added the fight will stream on each of their social media platforms, X (formerly Twitter) and Meta (Facebook).

Musk confirmed White’s recent revelation the Colosseum in Rome is in play as a possible venue. Musk even said Italy’s prime minister and minister of culture have agreed to allow the bout to happen there.

Prominent combat sports figures Conor McGregor and Jake Paul seemed to celebrate, in their own unique ways, Musk’s separation from UFC involvement shortly thereafter.

Scroll below for a timeline of X posts.

Elon Musk walks back UFC participation

'All proceeds go to veterans'

Conor McGregor celebrates

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Jake Paul praises Elon Musk

So... will Musk vs. Zuckerberg actually happen?

It’s still unclear how much of a reality Musk vs. Zuckerberg actually is. Musk recently underwent an MRI on his back and revealed Friday on X he plans to have a minor surgical procedure that has months-long recovery.

Meanwhile, Zuckerberg has continued to angle for the fight on his newest social media platform, Threads.

Should it happen, two of the world’s most well-known billionaires fighting each other will likely draw a lot of eyeballs. White recently estimated the fight could do $1 billion in revenue.

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie