Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg are two of the most influential and powerful tech entrepreneurs in the world. They are also known for their rivalry and disagreements on various issues, such as artificial intelligence, social media, and space exploration. Recently, their feud has taken a bizarre turn, as Musk challenged Zuckerberg to a cage fight in Las Vegas. Here is everything you need to know about this unlikely event.
How It All Started
The origin of the cage fight challenge can be traced back to June 2023, when Musk tweeted a meme that mocked Zuckerberg’s new company name, Meta. The meme showed a picture of Zuckerberg with the caption “Meta World Peace”, which is a reference to the former NBA player who changed his name from Ron Artest to Metta World Peace in 2011.
Musk added a comment to the meme, saying “Zuck should change his name to Meta World Peace and fight me in the Octagon”. The Octagon is the name of the eight-sided cage that is used for mixed martial arts (MMA) matches.
Zuckerberg responded to Musk’s tweet with a simple “Bring it on”. This sparked a series of tweets between the two billionaires, who exchanged insults and taunts about their respective businesses, achievements, and personal lives.
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The Details of the Fight
Musk announced on Sunday 6 August that the cage fight between him and Zuckerberg will be live-streamed on his newly acquired and rebranded platform Twitter. He also said that all proceeds from the event will go to charity for veterans.
“Zuck v Musk fight will be live-streamed on 𝕏. All proceeds will go to charity for veterans,” he wrote on Twitter.
Musk also revealed that he will be using a WWE wrestling style for the fight, which is a form of entertainment that involves scripted matches, stunts, and theatrics.
“Am going with WWE as my fighting style,” he wrote.
Zuckerberg, on the other hand, has not confirmed any details about the fight. He has expressed skepticism that the fight will actually happen, saying that he is “not holding his breath” over it. He has also suggested that the fight should take place on 26 August 2023, which is the anniversary of the famous boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor in 2017.
The Odds of Winning
Many social media users have been speculating about who would win the cage fight between Musk and Zuckerberg. According to most tweets, people are betting on Zuckerberg, who is a jiu-jitsu champion and has a reputation for being fit and healthy.
Zuckerberg has been practicing jiu-jitsu, which is a martial art that focuses on grappling and ground fighting, for several years. He has also shared videos of his workouts and diet on his Instagram account, where he has over 10 million followers.
Musk, meanwhile, has admitted that he does not exercise much, except for throwing his kids up and catching them. He also weighs more than Zuckerberg, and has a preference for donuts over apples.
“I’d rather eat tasty food and live a shorter life,” he said.
According to Total Shape, an online publication that provides health and fitness advice, Zuckerberg would have the upper hand in a cage fight based on his body type, endurance, and skill.
“When it comes down the ideal body type and general endurance and skill for cage fighting, Mark Zuckerberg would have the upper hand,” said the publication’s spokesperson.
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