Are Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg serious?
On Sunday, the two billionaire tech entrepreneurs resumed their talk about engaging in a cage match against each other in posts on their respective social media platforms.
“The fight between Zuck and Musk will be broadcast live on 𝕏,” Musk, owner of the social media site formerly known as Twitter, posted. “All proceeds will go to charity for veterans.” He did not specify which charity.
He added of his preparations for the potential fight: “I’m lifting weights all day, getting ready for the fight. I don’t have time to exercise, so I just wear them to work.”
Meanwhile, Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, the parent company of Facebook, Instagram and Threads, responded on his Instagram story with a screenshot of Musk’s message and this jab: “Shouldn’t we use a more reliable platform that can actually raise money?” money for charity? ”
Zuckerberg also captured Musk’s “weightlifting” post.
“I’m ready today,” he wrote next to the image. “I suggested August 26 when she first challenged, but she hasn’t confirmed it. Without holding your breath.”
When a follower asked X what the point of the fight would be, Musk replied: “It’s a civilized form of warfare. Men love war.
Musk also pointed out who could be the victor if a fight takes place: “If the fight is short, I’ll probably win. If it is long, you can gain resistance. I’m so much bigger and there’s a reason why MMA has weight divisions.”
Musk first proposed the idea of a “cage match” in June in response to news that Zuckerberg planned to launch Threads, a rival to Twitter. Threads launched in July, while Musk renamed Twitter to X later that month.
“I’m ready for a cage match if he is,” Musk wrote at the time.
While Musk has been lifting weights, Zuckerberg is trained in jiu jitsu and competed in his first tournament in May. win gold and silver medals.
If this match happens, and if it airs on X, it wouldn’t be the first live-streamed event on the platform intended for a wide audience. In May, for a Twitter Spaces launch event, the site livestreamed Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ announcement of his presidential candidacy, but it was marred by 20 minutes of glitches and fell short of the “10 million” viewers that DeSantis predicted would watch the live broadcast or a recording of it.