In what may be the most unexpected twist of 2023, tech titans Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg seem to be on track for a physical confrontation.
According to a report by The Verge, the surprising potential showdown was first hinted at when Musk, in his inimitable style, tweeted about being up for a cage fight with the Meta CEO. Zuckerberg responded rather uncharacteristically by accepting the challenge, writing, “send me location” on his Instagram.
While it was initially unclear whether the exchange was serious or merely jest, apparently a Meta spokesperson has confirmed that Zuckerberg’s post was not a joke. Musk, known for his unpredictability, responded to Zuckerberg’s taunt with an unequivocal “Vegas Octagon.”
The clash is not just a product of their recent social media exchanges. Musk and Zuckerberg have a history of online sparring, with the latest round of taunts catalyzed by Meta’s upcoming Twitter competitor. Musk has been cheekily mocking Zuckerberg on Twitter, which led to an internal reaction at Meta praising the vision of a “sanely run” Twitter, throwing a subtle jab at Musk’s platform.
In terms of physical prowess, the 51-year-old Musk touts his childhood experiences of “real hard-core street fights” in South Africa. On the other hand, Zuckerberg, 39, has established a reputation as an aspiring MMA fighter, already boasting victories in Jiu-Jitsu tournaments and recently completing the notoriously grueling “Murph Challenge.”
While it’s impossible to predict the outcome of this epic face-off, it’s undeniable that Musk vs. Zuckerberg would be a spectacle for the ages. As tech industry watchers, and probably the world at large, we’re keenly anticipating this unprecedented clash of the tech titans. After all, this is more than just a fight; it’s a manifestation of the competition and rivalry that drive innovation in Silicon Valley.