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The Musk-Zuckerberg fight is (almost) official


A surreal spectacle is unfolding as Mark Zuckerberg, Meta's CEO, expresses readiness to take on Elon Musk in an unexpected arena: a cage fight. Zuckerberg's proposed date, August 26, still awaits Musk's confirmation. Meanwhile, the Meta CEO quipped, “Not holding my breath,” displaying his skepticism in a recent Threads post.

Musk, the mastermind behind Tesla and SpaceX, added a twist to this unusual narrative by revealing potential health concerns. He shared that surgery might be necessary, pending an MRI of his neck and upper back. This revelation intensified the doubt over the fight's feasibility.



The drama escalated when Musk suggested that the fight be live-streamed on X (formerly Twitter), with the proceeds going to veterans' charities. Zuckerberg was quick to retort, proposing a “more reliable platform” that could effectively raise funds — a clear jab at X's lack of fundraising capabilities.

In a wry move, Zuckerberg equated the uncertainty of the fight's live-streaming to Musk's infamous ”funding secured” tweet, which had landed the latter in hot water with investors. Despite the barbed exchanges and ambiguity, Zuckerberg's commitment to the sport remains unwavering, as he pledged to “continue competing with people who train no matter what happens here.”



It was back in June when the notion of a cage fight between these tech titans first surfaced. Musk’s assertion, “If the fight is short, I probably win,” implies that Zuckerberg’s endurance could tip the scales in a longer bout. Yet, the question remains: will this cyber-sparring session evolve into an actual physical showdown?