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Epic Roman-Themed Cage Fight Between Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg: Italy Ready to Host

Italy has become the center stage for a clash of billionaires as Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg plan an ancient Roman-themed cage fight, with substantial proceeds slated for charity.

Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg
Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg

Italy's Grand Stage for Musk-Zuckerberg Fight

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced on Friday his intention to fight billionaire rival Mark Zuckerberg in a cage match with an ancient Roman theme. Italy has shown a willingness to host this unusual event, signaling an opportunity for a "large charitable and historically evocative event."

Culture Minister's Support Amidst Opposition Outcry

Italy's Culture Minister Gennaro Sangiuliano expressed his support for the event, albeit without specifying details. Meanwhile, opposition politicians, like former industry minister Carlo Calenda, criticized the decision, viewing it as a misuse of Italy's cultural heritage.

Musk and Zuckerberg's Growing Rivalry

The rivalry between Musk and Zuckerberg has been escalating into a mixed martial arts (MMA) cage match challenge since June. Musk once mentioned Rome's Colosseum as a potential venue, but this was ruled out by Italy. The Tesla CEO has affirmed that the fight will maintain an ancient Roman theme.

Protecting Heritage and Supporting Charities

Sangiuliano emphasized that the fight would not harm Italy's heritage sites and that it would result in a significant donation to Italian pediatric hospitals. The event also presents an opportunity to globally promote Italy's rich history, archaeological, artistic, and cultural heritage.

Possible Venue and Challenge History

Italy's Corriere della Sera newspaper hinted at Pompeii as a potential location for the fight. The confrontation began when Musk challenged Zuckerberg in a June post to a cage match, with Zuckerberg, a jiujitsu trainee, promptly asking Musk to provide the location for the duel.