We wish we were making this up, but the Italian government has publicly offered the Colosseum for the upcoming ‘fight’ between Twitter CEO (is he still?) Elon Musk and META CEO Mark Zuckerberg. HOWEVER, the Ministry of Culture has issued a statement refuting this, stating they did NOT offer such a thing. But, TMZ continues to fight back, siting numerous sources who indicate otherwise.
“There has been no formal contact from the ministry nor any written document, even if the news appears tasty it is unfounded,” a statement from the Ministry of Culture reads. “If Zuckerberg and Musk wanted to perform in the Colosseum they would have to make a non-violent challenge.”
TMZ insists their sources say the Ministry reached out to Mark Zuckerberg, then to UFC President Dana White. They also claim there was a follow-up and a call was set for next week. TMZ is adamant someone at the Ministry reached out BECAUSE of the fight challenge.
We think the offer from someone in the Ministry happened, mostly due to Musk’s tweet about it from yesterday.
We’ll let you know what we hear about the likelihood of this fight, and other news.