When will Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg fight?

When will Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg fight?

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Speculation that Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg could actually get in a ring and fight each other just won’t go away. And now the Twitter owner has admitted the potential battle may actually take place.

Since Musk appeared to jokingly challenge the Meta CEO and amateur jiu-jitsu fighter to a cage fight last week, momentum has gathered pace. Zuck took the bait, telling Musk to send him a location for the bout, with a Meta representative telling The Verge that the CEO wasn’t joking.

Dana White, the CEO of UFC, said he spent an hour and a half talking on the phone to Musk and Zuckerberg following the comments, concluding they were both “dead serious” about fighting.

Musk appeared Saturday on a Twitter Space hosted by Bloomberg reporter Ashlee Vance about the rise of commercial space – but the very first question was about the potential brawl with Zuck.

Speaking from what he said was a friend’s birthday party in Europe, Musk said: “Well I haven’t started training yet. If it does happen I will train.”

Despite being taller and heavier than Zuckerberg, Musk’s lack of mixed-martial arts experience has most observers, including Insider’s Hasan Chowdhury, concluding he would be likely to lose.

“I spend my time according to what is needed and I don’t usually have to fight people,” Musk said in the interview.

Cage fights involve a number of martial arts, including Zuck’s favored jiu-jitsu, as well as kickboxing, Muay Thai, wrestling, and boxing. It’s unclear what approach Musk, who has a much larger frame than Zuck, would use in the octagon.

Zuck’s jiu-jitsu skills are well known and Vance said he “takes this stuff pretty seriously. This could go badly.”

Musk replied “yeah that’s possible,” but concluded: “I think it might actually happen.”

It could be a very physical end to yearslong apathy between the pair, which has reportedly involved slights at each others’ successes.

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