Two of the richest geezers in the world are “dead serious” about scrapping each other in a cage, but Musk forgot to get permission from his mum…
Last week, tech billionaires Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg both signalled interest in a cage match against each other, which all started with a bit of shit-talking online.
Musk, now the owner of Twitter, replied to a tweet about Zuckerberg’s Meta company starting a potential Twitter rival app.
“I’m up for a cage fight if he is,” Musk tweeted.
Zuck screenshotted this tweet and posted it to his IG story with the caption: “Send me location”. A Meta spokesperson confirmed to The Verge that Zuckerberg wasn’t taking the piss.
Elon replied to The Verge’s story, saying: “Vegas Octagon” adding some shit chat about his signature move called ‘The Walrus’.
Dana White then got involved with the potential billionaire brawl, telling TMZ Sports (while absolutely frothing at the mouth at the potential moolah the fight would make) that neither of the rich guys are joking around.
“I was talking to both Elon and Mark last night, both guys are absolutely dead serious about this,” he said. “They both want to do it.”
“Mark Zuckerberg hit me up first and said ‘Is he serious?’ and I said ‘I don’t know, let me ask him’. I asked him and he said ‘Yeah, I’m dead serious’.”
White then said the culture has never seen anything like what this fight would be.
“This would be the biggest fight ever in the history of the world. Bigger than anything that’s ever been done. It would break all pay-per-view records - these guys would make hundreds of millions of dollars for charity.”
“Everybody would want to see it.”
All signs were starting to point in the direction of this fight potentially actually happening, but then Musk’s mum entered the conversation to shut the idea down.
Mrs Musk tweeted, “Actually, I cancelled the fight. I haven’t told them yet. But I will continue to say the flight is cancelled.”
She then offered some non-physical alternatives to fighting, tweeting:
“Fight with words only. In armchairs. Four feet apart. The funniest person wins.”
“A verbal fight only. Three questions each. The funniest answers win. Who agrees?”
Elon replied with some emojis, but there’s been no confirmation either way if Musk’s mum is dead serious about the fight being cancelled.
To be honest, we don't even know how serious any of the chats about the fight have been. But then again, we didn’t think Musk was serious about buying twitter and he did, soo.
If you're curious, these guys do have a bitta martial arts training.
Zuckerberg has been practising jiu-jitsu since the pandemic, even winning a tournament earlier this year.
Musk told Joe Rogan on a podcast episode recently that he trained in judo, Kyokushin karate and taekwondo when he was a child and has recently trained in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
Musk (6ft 1) also has the height advantage over The Zuck (5ft 7), according to TMZ.
Look, if this does happen, please just let there be a knockout. Please.