Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk are, of course, two of the world’s most well-known tech billionaires – with Zuckerberg being the head of Facebook and Instagram’s parent company Meta and Musk brought us Tesla and SpaceX before he took charge of Twitter in 2022.
Now it looks like the two will only face one another after agreeing to go head-to-head in a “cage fight.”
The two’s argument over the planned fight went viral on social media, leaving people wondering if the fight could actually happen.
What do we know about it so far?
Who started the challenge?
It seems Musk was responsible for challenging Zuckerberg when he posted a tweet aimed at the meta boss, which read, “I’m ready for a cage fight if he’s lol.”
Zuckerberg responded to Instagram Stories with a screenshot of the tweet under which he wrote “Send Me Location” – a nod to a famous MMA meme when Khabib Nurmagomedov challenged Conor McGregor.
Musk appeared to acknowledge the fight in his response, saying, “If this is legit, I will.”
He also tweeted “Vegas Octagon” – the competition mat and surface in Las Vegas used for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) events.
Could it actually happen?
While no one has confirmed this is actually happening, it has certainly captured the imagination of tweeters who desperately wish such a fight to take place.
Some have shared memes showing mock up posters for the fight and debating who might win such a fight.
Jake Paul even weighed in on the action, hinting that the fight could take place in the PFL – the Professional Fighters League – with which he signed earlier this year.
“Elon I’ll be happy to promote your fight against Zuck, we can do it in the PFL on ESPN+ for charity,” he said on Twitter.
Who could win the fight?
It’s hard to say who might emerge victorious – although Musk has shared hilarious tweets about his own in-ring prowess.
“I have this awesome move I call ‘The Walrus’ where I just lay down on top of my opponent and do nothing,” the 51-year-old claimed on Twitter.
He also added, “I almost never exercise other than picking up my kids and throwing them in the air.”
Despite his alleged lack of physical activity, Musk would have an advantage over Zuckerberg when it comes to height – he’s reportedly 1.80 meters tall, towering over his 1.7-meter rival – and has already spoken out about himself getting involved in street fights grew up in South Africa.
However, Zuckerberg is younger than Musk – he recently turned 39 – and also trains in mixed martial arts (MMA) – having already won tournaments in jiu-jitsu.
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