Zuckerberg is ‘not holding his breath’ about Musk’s cage fight.
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, has stated that he is “not holding his breath” over a hypothetical cage fight with rival Elon Musk.
Zuckerberg proposed the date for the showdown in a post on the new social networking app Threads.
Responding to Musk’s assertion on X that he was practicing “all day,” Zuckerberg commented, “I’m ready today… but he hasn’t confirmed.”
With the advent of Threads in July, the two became direct competitors.
When asked if the fight had been mutually agreed upon, Zuckerberg stated that it was more like “funding secured,” an apparent allusion to postings made by Musk in 2018 when he said the same about plans to take Tesla private.
That transaction never materialized, resulting in Musk incurring a $20 million fine to the US financial markets watchdog, stepping down as Tesla’s chairman, and limiting what he may tweet about Tesla.
In recent months, the social media titans have been encouraging each other, with Elon Musk announcing on Sunday that their fight would be broadcast live on his social media site X, formerly known as Twitter.
Musk stated that any match proceeds would be donated to veterans’ organisations.
When one X user wondered what the goal of the fight was, Musk said, “It’s a civilized form of war.” Men adore warfare.”
“Shouldn’t we use a more reliable platform that can actually raise money for charity?” Zuckerberg responded to the notion that the fight be streamed on X.
The stakes appear to be high when Meta, which also owns Instagram and Facebook, debuted Threads in early July, attracting over 100 million sign-ups in just a few days.
Rival social media platform X has been chastised on multiple occasions since Musk took over the company (then known as Twitter) and implemented a number of restrictions, including requiring users to log in to access postings. He also conducted mass firings at the corporation.
Threads’ excitement fades, but users return to the app.
Musk claims that X will pay legal fees if consumers are treated unfairly.
Musk wrote a comment on the social media platform in June declaring he was “up for a cage fight” – a fight with few rules that often entails a fight with no rules.
After that, Zuckerberg sent a screenshot of Mr Musk’s tweet with the phrase “send me location,” to which Musk replied, “Vegas Octagon.”
The Octagon is the fenced-in enclosure and competition mat used for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fights. The UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“I have this great move that I call ‘The Walrus,’ where I just lie on top of my opponent and do nothing,” Musk, 52, added.
He later posted walrus videos, maybe implying that his challenge to the Facebook founder was not fully serious.
Zuckerberg, who enjoys martial arts, stated on Sunday, “I love this sport and will continue competing with people who train no matter what happens here.”