The UFC superstar has given his stamp of approval to a potential cage fight between the two tech billionaires, but only if it happens under the UFC banner.
It all started when Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX, tweeted a challenge to Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, to face him in a “cage fight”. Zuckerberg replied by posting a screenshot of Musk’s tweet with the caption “Send me location”, a famous phrase used by UFC legend Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The MMA community was buzzing with excitement over the possibility of seeing Musk and Zuckerberg throw down in the Octagon. One of them was Conor McGregor, who expressed his interest in the fight during a recent interview.
“I’m interested,” McGregor said. “Are they gonna go ahead with it? Is it gonna happen? If it happens under the UFC banner, I’m with it. It has to happen under the UFC banner, and I’m with it. I hope they go ahead with it. Their pockets might be large, but is the talk cheap? They said it. Are they gonna do it now? I’m excited to see how it unfolds.”
McGregor also revealed that he is currently training for his next fight, although he did not reveal any details. He said that he is ready to step back inside the Octagon and prove himself once again.
The former two-division champion has been out of action since his loss to Dustin Poirier in January 2021. He was supposed to face Michael Chandler later that year, but he missed the deadline to re-enter the USADA testing pool. The UFC is still hoping to book that fight for 2023, but nothing is confirmed yet.
McGregor is one of the biggest stars in MMA history, and his opinion carries a lot of weight in the sport.