By Divyanshi Sharma: Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg’s rumoured cage fight has made a lot of headlines in the last few days and the two CEOs aren’t letting the hype around it die down anytime soon. While Zuck has been training in jiu-jitsu for quite some time, Musk seems to have been catching up. In a recent Twitter post, Musk wrote that he has been lifting weights to ‘prepare’ for his fight with Zuckerberg and responding to the tweet in a Threads post, the Meta CEO said that he is ready to fight him any day.
In another tweet, Musk said that his fight with Zuckerberg will be live-streamed on X. Responding to this, the Meta CEO, however, called for a more ‘reliable platform’.
Mark Zuckerberg responds to Elon Musk
Just recently, Musk wrote that his fight with Zuckerberg would be streamed live on Twitter and that all earnings through the fight will go towards charity for veterans.
Responding to Musk’s tweet, the Meta CEO wrote in a Threads post that they should opt for a more ‘reliable platform’ that can actually raise that kind of money. “Shouldn’t we use a more reliable platform that can actually raise money for charity?” he wrote.
In another tweet, Zuckerberg responded that he is ready to fight the Twitter owner any day. “I’m ready today. I suggested Aug 26 when he first challenged, but he hasn’t confirmed. Not holding my breath,” he wrote.
How it all began
The banter between Musk and Zuckerberg began when Elon reacted to the news of Meta planning to come up with Twitter competitor Threads. Reports also claimed that during an internal meeting showing the preview of the upcoming app, a top Meta executive had said that they have been ‘ hearing from creators and public figures who are interested in having a platform that is sanely run, that they believe that they can trust and rely upon for distribution’.
Reacting to the news of Threads, Musk (who hasn’t really taken kindly to his competitors in the past) took to Twitter and wrote, “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.”
When a user warned Musk that he should be careful because Zuckerberg is a jiu-jitsu champ of sorts now, the Twitter owner responded that he is up for a ‘cage match’ with his tech world nemesis.
And what followed was a series of short Twitter banters between the two tech moguls that continue popping up on our social media feeds every now and then.