The two tech CEOs may have agreed to a UFC-style cage match in Las Vegas.
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Well, nobody expected this: Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to literally fight Tesla CEO Elon Musk in a cage fight.
How did this happen? It all started Tuesday night when Musk responded to a tweet about how Zuckerberg is preparing to launch a rival social media platform, called Threads, on Twitter.
Musk is not a fan of Zuckerberg; Previously, he took several jabs at the Facebook founder for their differing approaches to privacy and artificial intelligence. On Tuesday, Musk launched another insult.
“I am sure that the Earth cannot wait to be exclusively under the control of Zuck with no other options,” he wrote, referring to Zuckerberg’s already great influence in the social media market.
A Twitter user then told Musk: “You better be careful… I heard he (Zuckerberg) does ju jitsu now.”
To that, Musk wrote: “I’m ready for a cage match if he is.”
Musk’s tweet may have been a joke. But still, Zuckerberg saw it and had to respond. On his Instagram account, the Facebook founder posted a screenshot of Musk’s tweet. Then, below, he wrote the words: “Send me location.”
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Zuckerberg has actually been training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He has posted several photos and videos on Instagram that show him practicing with professional trainers. Last month, he also bragged, “competed in my first jiu jitsu tournament and won a few medals.” (He also lost a match (Opens in a new window).)
(Credit: Mark Zuckerberg)
So Zuckerberg probably feels confident that he can drown Musk in the ring. The craziest part is that the fight could happen. “Vegas Octagon”, Musk Tweeted(Opens in a new window) in response to the news that Zuckerberg accepted the challenge.
At the same time, Musk has posted several tweets, indicating that he is treating the fight more like a joke. “I have this great move I call ‘The Walrus’ where I just lie on top of my opponent and do nothing,” he said. wrote (Opens in a new window) in a tweet. “I hardly ever exercise, except to pick up my kids and throw them up in the air,” she later said. added(Opens in a new window).
Still, if the match happens, it will grab the headlines, to say the least. Obviously, it won’t be Ali vs. Frazier(Opens in a new window), the 1971 “fight of the century” between two of the world’s greatest boxers. But a fight between Zuckerberg and Musk, two of America’s most famous and notorious tech CEOs, is sure to amuse and epitomize the weirdness of our own century.