Tech billionaires Elon Musk, the owner of Twitter, and Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta, reportedly came under the spotlight for saying they would be willing to square off in a cage match.

The two have been at odds for years, arguing about everything from artificial intelligence to rockets. The two wealthy tech billionaires have been at odds since 2016, but now there’s a chance they’ll meet inside a ring. No dates have been set but it has been reported that the two of them have started to train.

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Elon Musk challenged Mark Zuckerberg

Last Wednesday, Elon Musk took to his official Twitter account to declare that he is ready for a cage match if Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg is, to which Zuckerberg replied stating that Musk should send him a location.

When media reached out to Zuckerberg’s representative to know if they were being serious about the cage fight, the representative said to BBC, “The story speaks for itself.” Later Musk replied by saying, “Vegas Octagon”. The Octagon is the competition mat and fenced-in area used for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bouts. The UFC is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg 
Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg

Musk also joked, “I have this great move that I call ‘The Walrus’, where I just lie on top of my opponent & do nothing. I almost never work out, except for picking up my kids & throwing them in the air.” Musk, following his statement, shared short videos of walruses in which some people pointed out that these two could just be joking about the whole cage match.

Considering Zuckerberg, he has been training in mixed martial arts and has won jiu-jitsu tournaments recently.

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UFC President Dana White reacts to Elon Musk-Mark Zuckerberg potential cage-match

UFC President Dana White said on Thursday that he has spoken to both Musk and Zuckerberg and it turns out that both of them are dead serious about the cage match. He added, “This would be the biggest fight ever in the history of the world. Bigger than anything that’s ever been done. It would break all pay-per-view records… You don’t have to be a fighting fan to be interested in this fight. Everybody would want to see it.”

Whereas Elon Musk’s father, Errol Musk, spoke to The Sun recently and shared that his son is in a ‘no-win situation and explained, “The thing is if this crazy fight goes ahead, if Elon beats this guy, Elon will be called a bully, being so much heavier and taller. While if he loses, the humiliation would be total.”

Elon Musk agreed to train with George St-Pierre
Elon Musk agreed to train with George St-Pierre

According to reports, Musk has also started to train as he accepted an offer from legendary MMA fighter George St-Pierre to train him for his upcoming fight. St-Pierre is regarded as one of the greatest ever MMA artists who has won both welterweight and middleweight titles. He wrote on Twitter, “I’m a huge fan of yours and it would be an absolute honor to help you and be your training partner for the challenge against Zuckerberg.” Musk accepted the offer.

Musk’s father also said, “I think Elon has got himself into a difficult situation as a result of high school behavior. They both have.” 

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How did the Elon Musk-Mark Zuckerberg feud start?

According to reports, the chatter between the two tech billionaires fighting in a cage match started after Musk replied to a tweet that detailed Meta’s Twitter rival app- Project 92 or Threads that the company is working on. Musk replied, “I’m sure Earth can’t wait to be exclusively under Zuck’s thumb with no other options. At least it will be ‘sane’. Was worried there for a moment.”

A user pointed out to Musk that Zuckerberg knows jiu-jitsu, to which Musk replied that he is up for a cage match. Their rivalry dates back to 2016 when SpaceX was testing their Falcon 9 rocket at a launch site in Florida where the rocket exploded and destroyed Facebook’s AMOS-6 satellite.

Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg
Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg said at the time, “deeply disappointed to hear that SpaceX’s launch failure destroyed our satellite that would have provided connectivity to so many entrepreneurs and everyone else across the continent.” Two years later, Musk replied stating that it’s their fault for being an idiot adding that they did give them a free launch to make up for it and he thinks they had some insurance.

The two tech billionaires have also disagreed with one another on a variety of topics, including artificial intelligence and much more in the wake of the 2018 Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal. Although it is difficult to tell whether they are sincere or not, if they are, there will undoubtedly be one epic battle to look forward to.

Source: The Independent 

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