The anticipated cage fight between Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg has taken center stage in a digital world of words and wagers. While initially ignited with the prospect of a physical showdown, the clash has since evolved into a battle of witty exchanges and shifting venues.
Subtle Insults and Evading Dates
CEO of Meta, Mark Zuckerberg, recently used the platform ‘Threads’ to address Elon Musk’s prolonged delay and lack of seriousness regarding the proposed cage fight. Despite a mutual agreement reached in June, the two billionaires have engaged in a volley of verbal barbs without ever cementing a definitive date for the face-off.
Zuckerberg, known for his training, contends that he offered a legitimate date for the event, only to be met with evasive maneuvers from Musk. On the other hand, Musk claims to be ready for the match “as early as Monday.” While Zuckerberg initially suggested August 26 as a potential date, no confirmation was received from Musk.
Musk-Mark Cagefight From Colosseum to Backyard
As the battle of words raged on, Musk suggested a change of location to add flair to the event. The CEO of X proposed that the showdown be held at Italy’s colosseum, with an “ancient Rome theme.” However, this dramatic notion eventually led to the third proposed location – Zuckerberg’s own backyard.
This is the full message: pic.twitter.com/UzbKoIkFOc
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 13, 2023
Text messages surfaced, showing Musk requesting a “practice fight” at Zuckerberg’s residence. In response, Zuckerberg displayed less enthusiasm, advising Musk to train independently and signal his readiness for competition. This exchange, captured and shared on X, caught Musk’s attention and prompted him to unveil the full conversation. In a parting jab, Musk alluded to the physical differences between him and Zuckerberg, casting doubt on the latter’s chances of success in a fight due to the significant weight gap.