Elon Musk vs Mark Zuckerberg fight
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In a pair of tweets Sunday morning, the platform’s owner said he was “lifting weights throughout the day, preparing for the fight,” adding “all proceeds will go to charity for veterans.”
Musk has not provided more details about the fight.
In June, the two Big Tech billionaires seemingly agreed to participate in a cage fight. The stakes for the potential fight were raised last month when Zuckerberg’s Meta launched a new Twitter competitor called Threads.
Elon Musk Mark Zuckerberg fight date
Zuckerberg replied to Musk via Threads on Sunday afternoon, “Shouldn’t we use a more reliable platform that can actually raise money for charity?”
He added: “I’m ready today. I suggested Aug 26 when (Musk) first challenged, but he hasn’t confirmed. Not holding my breath.”
Mark Zuckerberg says he’s “ready today” to fight Elon Musk, and that although he suggested August 26th as the date for their cage match, Musk hasn’t confirmed.
“Not holding my breath,” said Zuckerberg in a Sunday post on Threads that included a screenshot of Musk’s post on X / Twitter about lifting weights to prepare.
A post by Musk late on Sunday night said he “might need surgery,” and will have a neck and upper back MRI to check before possibly scuttling the fight date.
In response to another post by Musk that the fight will be “live-streamed on X” with proceeds going to charity for veterans, Zuckerberg shot back by saying they should “use a more reliable platform that can actually raise money for charity.” (Facebook and Instagram have a built-in fundraising feature, while X / Twitter does not.)
In another dig at Musk, Zuckerberg responded to a Threads post asking if the fight being streamed on X / Twitter had been mutually agreed upon. “More like ‘funding secured,’” Zuckerberg responded — a reference to Musk’s tweet about taking Tesla private that got him sued by investors for being untrue.
The Meta CEO also said he loves the sport and “will continue competing with people who train no matter what happens here.”
Since Musk’s takeover of Twitter in October 2022, policy pivots, technical issues, and the platform’s stance on harassment and hate speech have given many users whiplash. When Threads was released, some saw it as a viable alternative that might unseat its rival, and the app saw enormous initial success. A lawyer representing Twitter even threatened a lawsuit over Threads.
How old is Mark Zuckerberg?
Mark Zuckerberg 39 years (May 14, 1984)
How old are Elon Musk?
Elon Musk 52 years (June 28, 1971)
Is Elon Musk fighting Mark Zuckerberg?
Musk and Zuckerberg—who between themselves control several of the world’s biggest social media platforms—publicly agreed to battle out their differences in a mixed martial arts match back in June.
Why did Musk and Zuckerberg fight?
It all started when Musk, who owns X, responded to a tweet about Meta preparing to release a new Twitter rival called Threads. He took a dig about the world becoming “exclusively under Zuck’s thumb with no other options” — but then one Twitter user jokingly warned Musk of Zuckerberg’s jiu jitsu training.
Who would win Elon or Mark?
Overall, Zuckerberg has a skillset advantage while Elon brings a power advantage. I give Zuck a 3-to-1 odds of victory over Elon.