In an odd turn of events, rumors of a future cage bout between Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta, and Elon Musk, the owner of Twitter, have the tech community buzzing. What was once a humorous discussion on social media has now developed into a high-profile confrontation.
On June 20, a commenter on Twitter commented on Zuckerberg’s recent excursion into Brazilian jiu-jitsu, to which Elon Musk replied, “I’m up for a cage match if he is lol.” A spark was created by the mocking comment, and Zuckerberg accepted the challenge without hesitation. He posted a screenshot of Musk’s message on Instagram with the audacious caption “Send me location.”
When questioned about his response, a Meta spokesperson simply stated, “The Story speaks for itself.” This cryptic message only added fuel to the speculation surrounding the potential face-off between the two tech moguls.
Musk, known for his witty comebacks, didn’t back down. He tweeted, “Vegas Octagon,” suggesting a possible location for the showdown. Adding a touch of humor, Musk mentioned his signature move, “The Walrus,” where he playfully claimed to lie on top of his opponent and do nothing.
While Zuckerberg has been grabbing headlines with his jiu-jitsu tournament participation and medal wins, Musk has been making his own waves by announcing the appointment of a new CEO for Twitter, Linda Yaccarino. Musk expressed his excitement about the change and shared his vision for transforming the platform into something more expansive.
As word of this cage bout spreads, it’s still unclear whether it will actually happen or if it will only be a friendly exchange between two influential persons. The Verge was the first to report the information, which spurred speculation and excitement among their readers and the greater tech community.
We can only wait to see if Zuckerberg and Musk’s lighthearted banter escalates into an actual physical altercation for the time being. Whether it’s a PR gimmick or a genuine attempt to settle their differences, this confrontation would undoubtedly result in a match for the ages.