Mark Zuckerberg has stated that Elon Musk “isn’t serious” about hosting a cage match and that “it’s time to move on.
” The Meta CEO said in a post on his social media platform Threads that he had promised Mr. Musk “a real date” but the competing businessman had provided justifications. Earlier on Sunday, Mr. Musk had shown a willingness to engage in combat as early as Monday on his own messaging platform X, formerly known as Twitter. The billionaires’ June agreement to the fight garnered a lot of media attention. The adversaries have been encouraging one another for months, but they have yet to set a date, casting doubt on whether the bout will actually take place.
The competitor messaging app to X, Threads, debuted in July and attracted more than 100 million sign-ups in less than a week, complicating the verbal battle. However, Mr. Musk has vowed to sue Facebook for “unlawful misappropriation of Twitter’s trade secrets” despite the fact that X is still comfortably ahead with some 350 million users. Meta refutes the assertions. Mr. Zuckerberg claimed last week that he had suggested the cage match be held on August 26. In a shocking turn of events, Italy’s culture minister said on Friday that he had spoken with Mr. Musk about holding the match there as a fundraising event.
According to Mr. Musk, “an ancient Rome theme” would be included. However, the Meta boss made the following post on Threads on Sunday: “Elon won’t confirm a date, then says he needs surgery, and now asks to do a practice round in my garden instead. “Elon knows how to get in touch with me if he ever wants to go on a real date and attend an official event. Otherwise, it’s time to go. I’ll concentrate on competing against athletes who take the sport seriously. But in response, Mr. Musk referred to the Meta CEO as a “chicken” on X.
Earlier, Mr. Musk had uploaded a claimed text message discussion between himself and Mr. Zuckerberg on the messaging app.
He says in it that he will be in Palo Alto, the city where Meta’s headquarters are located, on Monday and that the battle might take place in Mr. Zuckerberg’s Octagon, the eight-sided ring where cage fights are held. Apart from today’s brief match with computer scientist and podcast presenter Lex Fridman, I have not been practicing much, said Mr. Musk. Despite my belief that it is quite unlikely, considering our size disparity, perhaps you are a contemporary Bruce Lee and will manage to prevail. Mark Zuckerberg, 39, and Elon Musk, 52, are two of the most well-known billionaires in the field of technology.
When Mr. Musk tweeted that he was “up for a cage fight” with Mr. Zuckerberg in June, the odd concept to engage in combat between the two parties was born. The Meta boss, who has experience in MMA and has recently achieved success in jiu-jitsu competitions, simply said, “Send me location.”
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