The Twitter proprietor and Mark Zuckerberg have apparently agreed to settle their rivalry within the UFC octagon
Elon Musk’s mom desires folks to cease encouraging her son to struggle Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, after the 2 billionaires confirmed that they’re keen to commerce blows in a high-profile brawl.
“Don’t encourage this match!” Maye Musk tweeted at podcast host Lex Fridman on Thursday, in response to Fridman stating that he can be “all in” to see the scrap.
In a separate tweet, Musk stated that she had “canceled this struggle,” with out telling both her son or Zuckerberg. “I’ll proceed to say the struggle is canceled, simply in case,” she added.
Elon Musk and Zuckerberg have been buying and selling barbs for a number of days on social media, over Zuckerberg’s plan to launch a rival to Twitter. “I’m certain Earth can’t wait to be completely below Zuck’s thumb with no different choices,” Musk replied to an announcement in regards to the platform.
A consumer then warned Musk, tweeting: “higher watch out @elonmusk I heard [Zuckerberg] does the jiu jitsu now,” to which the Twitter CEO replied with a problem: “I’m up for a cage match if he’s lol.”
On Wednesday, Zuckerberg posted a narrative to his Instagram profile asking Musk for a “location,” prompting Musk to reply on Twitter: “Vegas Octagon.”
Plans for the struggle have apparently escalated past billionaire banter, with UFC president Dana White telling TMZ Sport on Thursday that he had spoken to each CEOs, and that they have been “useless severe” in regards to the struggle.
Maye Musk, nonetheless, has requested the pair to settle their variations extra peacefully. “No joking,” she tweeted to her son on Thursday. “Struggle with phrases solely. In armchairs. 4 ft aside. The funniest particular person wins.”
If the struggle truly takes place, each opponents would enter the octagon with distinct benefits. At 39 years previous, Zuckerberg is 12 years Musk’s junior, and has been coaching in Brazilian jiu-jitsu for the previous yr. At his first event in California final month, Zuckerberg received gold and silver medals.
Musk has some martial arts coaching, and just lately advised podcast host Joe Rogan that he practiced judo, karate and taekwondo as a baby. Whereas Musk wrote on Twitter that he “virtually by no means work[s] out,” the Twitter tycoon is round 6in (15cm) taller than Zuckerberg and round 15kg heavier.
“You don’t need to be a struggle fan to have an interest on this struggle,” White advised TMZ. “All people would wish to see it.”