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Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg Cage Fight Could Be Jiu-Jitsu vs ‘Walrus’


Six weeks ago, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg competed in his first jiujitsu tournament, taking home two medals and posting a photo of himself on Instagram, his arm raised in victory post-competition. Now, the billionaire has been challenged to a cage match by another billionaire — Elon Musk — and Zuckerberg is apparently game.

Has musk Takes shots at Zuckerberg on social media amid reports that Meta, the parent of Facebook, is working on a social media platform to rival Twitter, which Musk bought in October. On Tuesday, in a Twitter thread about Meta’s planned projects, Musk accepted the idea that Meta copied rival social media companies.

Another user joked to Musk that Zuckerberg is now training in jujitsu, “be careful.”

Then the musk replied: “I’m ready for a cage match if he’s lol.”

A day later on Instagram, Zuckerberg posted a screenshot of Musk’s tweet with the caption, “Send me the location.”

Musk later tweeted, “Vegas Octagon,” referring to the Ultimate Fighting Championship arena.

“I have this great move that I call ‘The Walrus,’ where I lie on top of my opponent and do nothing,” Musk added.

Musk did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Asked about Zuckerberg’s Instagram post, Meta spokeswoman Elana Whitman told The Washington Post in a statement: “The story speaks for itself.”

Not sure if the match will happen – some war sports watchers Doubts. That didn’t stop internet users from wondering what a fight between the two billionaires would look like – and who would win. Musk’s fighting experience is unclear, but Zuckerberg has demonstrated his fitness in recent months. In late May, he posted a photo of himself wearing a camouflage vest, writing that he had done 300 squats, 200 push-ups and 100 pull-ups while wearing a 20-pound weight pack.

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Zuckerberg has made no secret of his interest in Brazilian jiujitsu and mixed martial arts, saying on “The Joe Rogan Experience” in August 2022 that he became interested in martial arts “over the last 12 months.”

“It’s a really great game,” Zuckerberg said. “From the first session I did, five minutes in, I was like, ‘Where has this been all my life?’

In October, Zuckerberg attended Unusual UFC event He and his wife, Priscilla Chan, had a handful of spectators watching, and most of the seats were empty. When Zuckerberg competed in a May jiujitsu tournament, he was a white belt when he won a gold and silver medal. During a match, Zuckerberg was reportedly present Fainted At one point, he refused In an email this month to The New York Times.

At the center of Musk’s exchange with Zuckerberg is Meta’s plan to launch a social media platform to rival Twitter. Meta confirmed its plans news stations In the month of March. This month, The Verge reported The new app will be called Threads, and Meta officials are pitching it as a “better-run” platform than Twitter — which has seen an exodus of advertisers since Musk took over in October.

“At least it’ll be ‘smart,'” Musk tweeted disparagingly about Meta’s new platform. “There was a moment of concern there.”

Moments later, Musk said he was taking Zuckerberg into the cage.

Cat Zakrzewski contributed to this report.

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