Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, used messages leaked by his tech rival to encourage Elon Musk to “move on” or take a stand against their proposed $1 billion super-fight.
It seemed like Zuckerberg and Musk were going to fight off each other when Musk tweeted that he was “looking for a cage fight.”
The UFC president, Dana White, confirmed that both men were serious about preparing for an MMA showdown that he believes would generate over $1 billion in revenue this year.
Last week, White disclosed that he had been in talks with the Italian Minister of Culture regarding the possibility of hosting Zuckerberg and Musk’s fight at the Colosseum in Rome, which is considered one of the seven wonders of Earth.
In a post on his new social-media website, Threads, Zuckerberg expressed doubt about the ongoing conflict by stating that Elon’s seriousness in proposing an official date and event is beyond question.
Mark Zuckerberg has advised Elon Musk to either move on or take a stand and focus on their $1 billion super-fight.
In a letter to biographer Walter Isaacson, Musk shared his thoughts with Zuckerberg and cautioned against continuing to hype up an unattainable goal.
The proposed fight, which Zuckerberg was pictured training with UFC stars Israel Adesanya and Alex Volkanovski, has raised concerns about its possible outcome.
A screenshot of Musk’s private messages with Zuckerberg was released over the weekend, after the latter expressed disapproval towards a “practice bout” at his Palo Alto mansion.
In anticipation of a potential confrontation with Musk, Zuckerberg constructed an Octagon at the property earlier this month, which has left his wife Priscilla Chan devastated.
A photo of Walter Isaacson, an American writer who wrote a biography on Musk and is due to publish it next month, was shared on X of South Africa with Zuckerberg, where he wrote: “Wow.”
The Meta chief, as seen in the screenshot, reacted to Musk’s challenge for a practice bout in his Octagon by suggesting that those who want to engage in actual MMA should train on their own and inform him of their readiness.
‘I don’t want to keep hype about something that will never happen, so you must either take action and do it now or move on.’
Musk’s full response to Business Insider was, “I haven’t been putting much time into practicing, except for a quick fight with Lex Fridman today.”
“It’s improbable, considering our size disparity, but I have a feeling that you could end up winning if you were Bruce Lee in the present.”
In his threads, Zuckerberg largely confirms that the leaked messages were not just a hoax between Musk and him, as he spoke out about the potential for rematches and expressed doubt about his opponent’s readiness to participate in genuinely competitive sports.
Musk, a tech rival, was eager to practice his trade with him at his Palo Alto mansion.
If Zuckerberg comes to his house, Musk said on Monday that the “fight is on,” according to Musk.
“I provided a genuine date. Dana White, the UFC president, proposed to organize genuinely charitable competitions,” he stated.
Despite not confirming a date, Elon has requested surgery and is now scheduling rehearsals in my backyard.
If Elon ever wanted a real date and an official event, it was only time to move on. I’ll focus on competing with people who take the sport seriously, provided he knows how to get in touch with me.
Musk tweeted on Monday afternoon that he would be taking the Tesla FSD test drive to Zuckerberg’s residence. The car would also be monitored for live-streaming of the latest X video.
If we are fortunate enough to receive Zuck’s door answer, the fight will begin!
According to a source close to Zuckerberg, his proposed confrontation with Musk is nothing more than’severe blows up’ because both men are aware that if they lose, their respective brands will suffer significant harm.
‘Both parties are overpowered by their excessive wealth, and a showdown like this could be devastating for their reputations, as losing the battle could result in significant shame. There is little to suggest.’
According to the source, it is more probable that we will experience a zombie outbreak before they confront each other.