Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg Agree to Epic Cage Match Showdown
In a surprising turn of events, two tech titans, Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, have engaged in a public exchange, expressing their willingness to face off in a cage match.
The confrontation began when Musk took to his preferred social media platform, Twitter, to declare his readiness for a cage fight with Zuckerberg. Shortly after, the Facebook and Meta CEO responded by posting a screenshot of Musk’s tweet, captioning it with the words “send me location.”
“The story speaks for itself,” stated a spokesperson from Meta when approached by the BBC. Musk then added to the conversation by suggesting the venue for the showdown, tweeting, “Vegas Octagon.”
The Octagon, synonymous with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), is a designated arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, where fighters compete within a fenced-in area.
Musk, who will turn 52 later this month, continued to fuel the speculation by sharing his unorthodox fighting strategy, saying,
“I have this great move that I call ‘The Walrus,’ where I just lie on top of my opponent & do nothing.” Alongside this statement, he posted videos of walruses, hinting that his challenge to Zuckerberg may not be entirely serious.
Musk also humorously remarked,
“I almost never work out, except for picking up my kids & throwing them in the air.”
Meanwhile, the 39-year-old Zuckerberg has reportedly been training in mixed martial arts (MMA) and has even achieved success in recent jiu-jitsu tournaments.
Twitter declined to provide a statement when approached for comment by the BBC.
As news of this unusual clash spread, social media users engaged in spirited debates about who would emerge victorious, spawning a flurry of memes and mock posters advertising the fight. Seyi Taylor, a business consultant, joined the conversation on Twitter, posting pictures of the two tech moguls alongside the caption “Choose your fighter.” Additionally, fight sports journalist Nick Peet commented on the possibility of organizing the match, stating that Dana White, the president of the UFC, would be eager to seize such an opportunity.
Peet further speculated that the fight might actually materialize, primarily due to Musk’s eccentric personality and refusal to back down. When asked about his prediction for the outcome, Peet leaned towards Zuckerberg, pointing out his age advantage, smaller stature (5ft 7 compared to Musk’s approximate 6ft height), and the potential weight difference.
Nonetheless, Peet acknowledged Musk’s lack of training, highlighting that even with Zuckerberg’s relatively short 18-month experience in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, he could easily overpower Musk by taking his back, wrapping his arms around his neck, and applying a chokehold.
It’s worth noting that Musk has a history of making whimsical statements or promises that do not materialize. For instance, he previously claimed to have appointed his dog as the CEO of Twitter. Furthermore, his announcement in 2017 about obtaining “verbal government approval” for a hyperloop train system connecting major US cities has yet to materialize. However, Musk has also fulfilled some of his commitments, such as stepping down as Twitter’s CEO following a poll conducted on the platform.
The rivalry between these tech moguls has taken on a new dimension with Meta’s plans to develop a text-based social network, which could pose a significant challenge to Musk’s Twitter. Codenamed P92, the network aims to allow users to follow accounts they already engage with on Instagram, Meta’s image-sharing app. This initiative has the potential to attract users from decentralized platforms like Mastodon.
A Meta spokesperson confirmed the development of this text-based network to the BBC, suggesting that it could emerge as a formidable competitor to Musk’s Twitter, surpassing both BlueSky and Mast