In an unexpected showdown that nobody anticipated but is bound to attract a massive audience, Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg could potentially face each other in a cage fight.
Elon Musk, the Twitter, Tesla, and SpaceX boss, took a jab at Zuckerberg’s Meta (formerly Facebook) after reports emerged about Meta’s Instagram developing a feature called Threads to rival Twitter. Musk expressed his skepticism, suggesting that Earth might become solely dependent on Zuckerberg’s platform, leaving no alternative options.
“I’m sure Earth can’t wait to be exclusively under Zuck’s thumb with no other options,” Musk wrote on Twitter before adding: “I’m up for a cage fight.”
Musk tweet led to this exchange with a user referencing Zuckerberg’s recent martial arts experience:
I’m up for a cage match if he is lol
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 21, 2023
Responding to Musk’s taunt, Zuckerberg took to his Instagram story and shared a screenshot of Musk’s tweet, accompanied by a concise message: “Send me location.”
The Verge confirmed that this response was genuine, dispelling any notion of it being a mere joke.
The clash between these tech titans, marked by their contrasting personalities and business endeavors, has generated significant buzz, capturing the curiosity of people worldwide who are eager to witness the spectacle unfold.
Zuckerberg, known for his training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, showcased his readiness for the challenge by sharing a screenshot of Musk’s initial tweet and accepting the offer. Musk, who is taller and heavier than Zuckerberg, acknowledged the seriousness of the situation, assuring his willingness to participate.
The discussion around the fight gained traction as Musk proposed holding the event in a Vegas Octagon, referring to the UFC’s iconic octagonal cage. Suggestions for Joe Rogan to serve as the referee also surfaced, receiving Musk’s endorsement with a fire emoji.
Interestingly, Musk revealed his signature move called “The Walrus,” where he simply lies on top of his opponent, leveraging his size and weight advantage. Despite his lack of regular gym visits, Musk seemed confident in his technique.
I have this great move that I call “The Walrus”, where I just lie on top of my opponent & do nothing
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 22, 2023
The potential cage match between the billionaire rivals has attracted significant attention, despite its unexpected nature. Both Zuckerberg and Musk have showcased their interest and involvement in martial arts, making this clash all the more intriguing.