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Musk and Zuckerberg both train in combat sports.
Musk and Zuckerberg both train in combat sports.
People enjoy watching two people fight each other that have no business fighting. That’s why Fox had a short-lived hit with Celebrity Boxing where morbid curiosity caused people to tune in to see has-beens and people clinging to the last vestiges of fame beat each other up. 
Nobody needs to know if Danny Bonaduce can win a boxing match with Donny Osmond, or whether Todd Bridges might take down Vanilla Ice, but it’s a spectacle when sort of famous people need money enough (or the spotlight) enough to take real punches to the famous for a few dollars and a tiny bit of limelight.
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Neither Meta Platforms (META) – Get Free Report CEO Mark Zuckerberg nor Tesla CEO (TSLA) – Get Free Report Elon Musk needs money. Both are billionaires who could have the Vanilla Ice’s of the world airlifted to their private yacht on a whim. In reality, these two have so much money that they might be able to do that with Elton John, Beyonce, or pretty much any star.
These are men for whom money has largely lost all meaning. Zuckerberg, for his part, has never really seemed to care about fame either. He’s not a limelight guy and he rarely speaks in public.
Musk, however, is sort of the opposite. It often seems like he has some sort of curse where if enough people stop talking about him he disappears. Both Musk and Zuckerberg do live in that weird billionaire world where few people understand your life and new thrills may be hard to come by.
If you can do anything you want, like maybe eat a panda or own your own spaceship, well, it might take a lot to get excited about anything. That may be why both men seem to actually like the idea of fighting each other in a mixed martial arts (MMA) match inside a UFC octagon
That sounds preposterous — like Joe Biden and Donald Trump deciding their differences in a dance-off — but UFC President Dana White says it could actually happen.
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White is a promoter in the grand tradition of Don King, and Vince McMahon. He’s larger than life and he can sell sand in the desert or snow in a blizzard. White, along with his former partners the Fertitta brothers, took UFC/MMA from it being seen as a barbaric no rules secret fight club to a regulated sport.
As UFC’s boss, White has generally avoided novelty fights. Yes, he promoted fights with disgraced NFL player Greg Hardy and way-too-old-to-start-fighting pro wrestler Phil “CM Punk” Brooks, but both those men were true athletes.
White could easily promote fights with whatever two “Real Housewives” hate each other or pit any number of sort of famous musicians who have a beef in the octagon, but he has never done that. Zuckerberg and Musk, however, are simply too famous to pass up, and White told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that the fight could happen.
“It’s very real,” White said when asked about the chances such a bizarre spectacle actually comes to fruition as a wry smile slowly formed on his face. “Very real.”
While White brought credibility to UFC by getting athletic states to regulate it as a sport, he has shown a willingness to go around those regulations when needed. That’s what he did during the covid pandemic in order to skirt safety regulations.
During that period UFC staged some fights in a sort of island bubble, “Fight Island,” and the organization brought its business to states where the rules were lax like Florida and Texas.
“White has indicated he has a date in mind, though it would not be on the UFC 300 card as has been rumored. He has also rightly pointed out that they would be able to find an athletic commission somewhere that would sign off on it, mostly because money talks,” the Review-Journal reported.
Zuckerberg and Musk are currently at business odds because Meta (Facebook) has launched a knockoff of Musk’s Twitter. 
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UFC news: Erin Blanchfield gives update on next fight, title hopes – MMA Junkie

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Erin Blanchfield patiently awaits her next UFC assignment.
Although it’s not totally clear what that will be, Blanchfield (12-1 MMA, 6-0 UFC) assumes an important matchup with Manon Fiorot (11-1 MMA, 6-0 UFC) is likely. The two flyweight combatants have established themselves as top contenders in a division that awaits a championship rematch between champion Alexa Grasso and former champion Valentina Shevchenko while they both recover from injury.
“Yeah, it’s definitely stalling,” Blanchfield recently said during an online live stream for digital wallet platform HUMBL. “I feel like I’ve had a couple No. 1 contender fights now. But you know, I’m still pretty young and gained valuable experience in those fights. … Whether it’s an interim or not, I’ll beat (Fiorot), and then I should definitely get a title next.”
Although UFC CEO Dana White has indicated it’s next, no timeline has been revealed for Grasso (16-3-1 MMA, 8-3-1 UFC) vs. Shevchenko (23-4-1 MMA, 12-3-1 UFC). Shevchenko had hand surgery in mid-September. Coincidentally, Grasso underwent hand surgery in early October.
Should there be further delays, Blanchfield wouldn’t mind seeing an interim title implemented. She’s healthy and ready to go, following a slight nasal fracture suffered in a unanimous decision win over Taila Santos in August.
“I haven’t been told about that yet,” Blanchfield said. I would definitely push for that. That’s something I’d definitely be interested in. I’m not sure when Valentina and Alexa are going to be ready to fight again. I know I think they’re on a similar timeline in their recovery. I would hope that if it ends up being longer, they’d have me and Manon fight for an interim.”

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SACRAMENTO COUNTY – Two men died after they were shot outside of a bar in Sacramento County early Sunday morning, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office said. 
Deputies responded to Sacto By Night at 7121 Governors Circle at about 1:45 a.m. 
A group of people who were leaving the bar got into a fight outside, leading to a shooting, deputies said. 
The victims, who were two men, died at the scene, deputies said. One of them was the owner of the bar.
Investigators with the sheriff’s office believe a group of gang members who initially refused to leave the nightclub at closing is at the center of the incident. Those gang members apparently got involved in a fight in the parking lot, investigators said, with the suspected shooter being one of those gang members.
Witnesses described a white vehicle that took off from the scene. Deputies said the CHP located a vehicle matching the description and detained four people from that vehicle. 
The people detained have since been identified as being allegedly involved in the shooting. Several guns have been recovered. 
According to the sheriff’s office, the names of the suspects will be released once homicide and related charges are filed.
Brandon comes to CBS13 from Action News Now (KHSL/KNVN) in Chico where he spent two years as the Digital Content Manager.
First published on November 26, 2023 / 3:05 PM PST
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