Who would win Zuckerberg’s jiu-jitsu or Musk’s street-fighting ‘walrus’?

The founder and CEO of Meta, Mark Zuckerberg, has become the top pick among bettors in a proposed “cage match” against Elon Musk, owner of Twitter and CEO of Tesla.

Sports betting firms and odds providers have already provided preliminary odds for the billionaire’s mixed martial arts challenge issued by Musk in the 48 hours since.

If the fight actually happens, Zuckerberg, who is trained in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, has a 77% chance of winning the fight, according to Oddspedia, a sports betting platform that collates odds from several bookmakers.

Betting a dollar on Zuckerberg would potentially pay out $1.20 if he wins the fight, whereas a bet on Musk could pay up to $4.00 if he wins.

Zuckerberg, who is 5-foot-7 (170 cm) tall, has been known as a jiu-jitsu practitioner since September and even won first and second place in two jiu-jitsu tournaments in a white belt lightweight division in May.

His progress has even prompted positive reactions from some of the most influential figures in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, such as UFC boss Dana White and former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor.

Several videos of Zuckerberg in training can be found online.

Mark Zuckerberg training with BJJ world champion Mikey Musumeci pic.twitter.com/plE3CUpoP7

— Bloody Elbow (@BloodyElbow) June 17, 2023

Musk, on the other hand, reportedly stands at 6-foot-1 (185 cm) and has a bigger frame and height advantage. Not much is known about his physical aptitude for combat, but he recently claimed that he used to engage in “real hard-core street fights” in South Africa where he grew up.

He also recently posted that he eats a donut every morning and is “still alive,” if that makes a difference. In a joking tweet on June 22, Musk mentioned his “great move” called “The Walrus,” where he just lies on top of his opponent and does nothing.

Yup, that’s me

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 22, 2023

Talk of a potential physical fight between Musk and Zuckerberg first arose on June 21 when Musk said he would be willing to share the cage with the Meta founder.

Zuckerberg responded on Instagram shortly after with “Send me location,” a popular phrase first uttered by former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Despite the high anticipation, many do not expect the fight to happen. However, this is not the first time that Musk and Zuckerberg have clashed. In 2017, the billionaires engaged in a heated debate over artificial intelligence and its future implications.

Zuckerberg reportedly called out those who believe AI has the potential to create “doomsday scenarios,” events that could result in human extinction or completely end life on Earth, sharing a more optimistic view. Musk hit back, stating:

“I’ve talked to Mark about this. His understanding of the subject is pretty limited.”

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