(AmericanProsperity.com) – Twitter CEO Elon Musk challenged Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg on June 20 to fight in a cage match, and he accepted it. Zuckerberg wrote on his Instagram account “Send Me Location,” with a screenshot of the South African billionaire’s original challenge.
It all started when Musk and some Twitter users commented on an article about Meta (the parent company of Facebook) working on a new application that would be a major competitor for Twitter. Suddenly, one user told Musk he should “be careful” as Zuckerberg is an expert in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Musk then said he would be “willing” to get into a cage with the Meta CEO.
Following Zuckerberg’s “Send Me Location” post, the Twitter CEO said he would do it “if this is for real.” However, Musk admitted that while he would fight Zuckerberg he “almost never” works out or goes to the gym. He also suggested that this celebrity exhibition should take place in a “Vegas Octagon,” referencing the octagonal cage of UFC’s fights.
Additionally, Musk seemed to agree with a user’s tweet, who suggested that podcaster and UFC commentator Joe Rogan should referee the fight. Other users posted clips of previous episodes of “The Joe Rogan Experience” where he said he would “love” to watch a fight between the two tech leaders.
After Musk’s comments, UFC’s owner Dana White said during an interview with TMZ Sports that he talked with the two CEOs and they were “dead serious” about the fight. He added this would be the “biggest fight in history.”
While many believe Musk could have an advantage as he’s taller and heavier, Zuckerberg is a skilled fighter. As reported by ESPN, the Meta CEO is the latest champion of Silicon Valley’s 149-pound division tournament. He has even trained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with David Camarillo, who was the mentor of UFC elite fighters including champion Cain Velasquez.
During an interview with ESPN, Camarillo said that Zuckerberg was skillful and an “extremely” hard worker. He also said he admired the Meta CEO as not so many people “dip” into Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and become successful in this martial art.
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