Zuckerberg Trains With UFC Champions, Adesanya, Alexander To Prepare For Fight Against Musk

Barely weeks after agreeing to fight Elon Musk in a cage match, Mark Zuckerberg has teamed up with a pair of UFC champions in preparation for the potential bout.

It was gathered that Zuckerberg has spent the past few days training with UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski.

INFORMATION NIGERIA learnt that the two UFC champions flew straight to the Facebook founder’s Northern California residence following Saturday night’s UFC 290 showcase in Vegas.

The trio have since hit the gym for training, which appears to be taking place in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

On Tuesday, Israel Adesanya posted on social media to document the session sharing a photo of himself alongside Zuckerberg and Volkanovski. Adesanya captioned the post by praising the 39-year-old tech mogul’s competitive spirit.

“No fugazi with Mark,” Adesanya wrote alongside an emoji of a shark. “This is Serious Business!!”

Meanwhile, Zuckerberg, in reaction, commented under the post to thank the UFC stars for their support, calling it “an honor” to train with the pair.

Meanwhile, UFC president Dana White is confident that the highly anticipated cage match will actually happen. Back in June, White told TMZ both Zuckerberg and Musk are “absolutely dead serious” about the fight.

“I was talking to both Elon and Mark last night,” he told the outlet. “Both guys are absolutely dead serious about this.”

White added that a Zuckerberg-Musk bout could be the “biggest fight ever in the history of the world.” In addition, White expressed his desire to set up the event as a charity match.

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Recall that there have been some friendly online exchanges several weeks ago, but the recent launch of Zuckerberg’s Twitter-like app, Threads, has increased tension between the two tech giants.

Launched on July 5, 2023, Threads has quickly gathered over 100 million users globally.

However, Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, criticized the app, suggesting it achieved success by “cheating.”

“Competition is fine, cheating is not,” Musk tweeted on July 7, 2023, in response to a post about a potential lawsuit against Meta by Twitter.