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Zuckerberg accepts Musk’s challenge to a cage match

June 22 – In a cage match between Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk, who would win? If it sounds too crazy to think about, believe it or not, you might actually have the opportunity to see it play out. Maybe. Here’s what happened on the internet this week…

The Wild Wild West

In Silicon Valley, world’s richest person and world’s richest millennial agreed to a cage match, after Musk jokingly proposed the idea in response to a Meta comment about launching a Twitter competitor.

“I’m sure Earth can’t wait to be exclusively under Zuck’s thumb,” Musk Tweeted in response to a post about Meta’s rumored Threads app. Previously known by Instagram employees as Project 92 and Barcelona, the app has been positioned as a “stable place” for influencers to build and grow audiences.

“At least it will be ‘sane’,” wrote Musk. “Was worried there for a moment.” After a follower suggested that Musk watch his words around Mark Zuckerberg, Musk replied, “I’m up for a cage match if he is lol.”

Zuckerberg vs. Musk: Cage match

In what could have been a simple internet Tweet that found its resting place beneath a stack of other half-thought out lines (a few of which Musk is being sued over), the situation escalated when Zuckerberg responded.

In a verified Instagram post, Meta’s chief executive shared a screenshot of Musk’s challenge with the caption “Send Me Location”.

According to The Guardian, the awkward part for Musk is that Zuckerberg is, apparently, good at fighting. Both men are known for their seemingly limitless reserves of energy, and while Musk channels that towards running 5 companies simultaneously, Zuckerberg sinks his time into his hobbies, like fighting.

Zuckerberg has recently taken up Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and made a competitive debut last month after winning two out of three bouts.

Cage fight winner

Expert analysts say that Zuckerberg has been training hard. In contrast, Elon Musk “…has been tweeting that he doesn’t train beyond throwing his kids up in the air.”

Others point out that the combatants are differently proportioned, which could prove advantageous to Elon Musk.

Regarding his fight plan, Musk Tweeted, “I have this great move that I call ‘The Walrus’, where I just lie on top of my opponent & do nothing.”

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