Elon Musk has advised his deliberate cage struggle with Meta co-founder Mark Zuckerberg will happen in an “epic location”.
In a collection of posts on X, previously generally known as Twitter, the corporate’s controversial proprietor mentioned he has been involved with the Italian prime minister and minister of tradition about internet hosting the occasion.
He additionally reconfirmed the struggle will probably be live-streamed on X and Meta.
Musk, 52, wrote: “The struggle will probably be managed by my and Zuck’s foundations (not UFC). Livestream will probably be on this platform and Meta.
“Every part in digital camera body will probably be historical Rome, so nothing fashionable in any respect.
“I spoke to the PM of Italy and Minister of Tradition. They’ve agreed on an epic location.”
He added: “Every part executed pays respect to the previous and current of Italy. And all proceeds go to veterans.”
In addition to the reference to historical Rome, Musk additionally posted the phrase “gladiator” with two emojis of swords crossed in addition to the Latin phrase Dulce est Desipere in Loco – translated as it’s nice to be frivolous on the applicable time.
This led some X customers to take a position that the cage fight could also be held on the Colosseum – the most important standing amphitheatre on this planet the place gladiatorial contests have been held throughout the Roman Empire.
Musk had additionally beforehand posted: “Some likelihood struggle occurs within the Colosseum.”
A spokesperson for the Italian authorities didn’t reply to Sky Information’s questions this afternoon.
The newest growth comes after weeks of teasing between the 2 males over the struggle, which to date has not been formally organised.
Musk, who purchased Twitter for $44bn (£35bn) final October, has mentioned he “nearly by no means works out”.
Zuckerberg, 39, holds a blue belt in jiu-jitsu and just lately won gold and silver medals in a match. He took up the game, in addition to MMA, throughout the pandemic and says he now trains three to 4 occasions per week.
The animosity between the pair seems to have been sparked by Meta releasing a direct rival to X known as Threads, which noticed fast progress on its launch.
Musk threatened to sue Zuckerberg’s Meta, claiming he copied X.