What started as a joke on Twitter might turn into a real-life cage fight between two of the world’s richest and most influential tech moguls.
The challenge was sparked by a report that Meta is developing a rival social media platform to Twitter, called Threads.
Musk, who is known for his provocative and sometimes controversial tweets, mocked Zuckerberg’s plans and suggested that he would be “up for a cage fight” with him.
Zuckerberg, who has been practicing jiu-jitsu for several years, responded on Instagram (which is owned by Meta) with “send me location”, implying that he is ready to face Musk.
Musk then tweeted “If this is for real, I will do it.”
Neither of them has confirmed the date or the venue for the potential fight, but some fans are already placing their bets and creating memes online.
Some analysts say that the cage fight could be a publicity stunt or a way to settle their long-standing rivalry over various issues, such as artificial intelligence, cryptocurrency, and space exploration.
Others say that it could be a genuine expression of their competitive spirit and passion for innovation.
Regardless of their motives, many people are curious to see who would win in a physical confrontation between the two tech titans.
Musk, 51, has the advantage of height and weight over Zuckerberg, 39. He also claims to have trained in Kyokushin karate, taekwondo, judo, and “Brazilian jiu-jitsu briefly”.
Zuckerberg, however, has the edge in martial arts skills and fitness. He won gold and silver medals at a BJJ Tour competition in Woodside, California. He also recently completed the “Murph Challenge” workout in under 40 minutes, which involves running, pull-ups, push-ups, and squats.
Whether or not the cage fight will actually happen remains to be seen. But one thing is certain: it would be one of the most entertaining and bizarre events in tech history.