Musk and Zuckerberg Square Off in a Martial Arts Showdown for Charity on X!
Elon Musk, renowned entrepreneur and CEO of X, has made a stunning announcement that has sent ripples through the tech world. Musk, also known as the founder of Tesla and Space X, has declared his intention to engage in a mixed martial arts showdown with none other than Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg. And the best part? The epic face-off will be streamed live on the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, now X, with all proceeds going to charity for veterans.
Although a specific date for the highly anticipated fight is yet to be determined, the proposed location is the UFC Apex in Nevada. Both Musk and Zuckerberg have been dedicating themselves to rigorous training in preparation for the event. Musk has been keeping his followers updated on his training progress, sharing snippets of his weightlifting routines during work hours on X.
In a tweet, Musk expressed his enthusiasm for the upcoming cage match, stating, “Am lifting weights throughout the day, preparing for the fight.” The ambitious entrepreneur further teased fans by announcing the first episode of 𝕏-Videos, without giving away additional details.
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The friendly feud began when Musk, a self-proclaimed fan of martial arts, challenged Zuckerberg, who is trained in jiujitsu, to a cage match. Zuckerberg humorously responded with, “send location,” and Musk confidently proposed “Vegas Octagon” as the battleground.
While Zuckerberg appeared to be training with UFC champions Israel Adesanya and Alexander Volkanovski, Musk sought the expertise of UFC legend Georges St. Pierre and podcaster Lex Friedman to prepare for the showdown. Amidst speculation about whether the bout would materialize, UFC President Dana White affirmed that both billionaires were “absolutely dead serious” about the potential match.
White also predicted that the event, if it were to happen, would be “the biggest fight ever in the history of the world,” breaking all pay-per-view records and raising hundreds of millions of dollars for charity.
The competition between the tech moguls intensified when Meta launched Threads, a platform aiming to rival Twitter. Musk responded with a lawsuit, alleging that Zuckerberg’s company used Twitter’s “trade secrets” and “other intellectual property” to build their version of the app.
With no shortage of banter and training updates, Musk and Zuckerberg’s feud has become a captivating spectacle, capturing the attention of millions worldwide.