In a surprising turn of events, Elon Musk announced on Sunday that he and Mark Zuckerberg are still planning to have a physical fight with each other. Musk revealed that the fight will be live-streamed on his platform X, previously known as Twitter, and the proceeds will go to veterans' charities. While Zuckerberg has not responded to Musk's claim, he has been posting updates on his own UFC and MMA training on Instagram.
The idea of a cage match between the two tech billionaires was first proposed by Musk in June and seemed to be agreed upon by Zuckerberg. However, talk of the fight died off in mid-July. It remains unclear if Musk's recent announcement on X confirms that the match is happening and will be streamed.
Both Musk and Zuckerberg have a history of taking jabs at each other, from mocking each other's platforms to personal insults. The potential cage match initially seemed like another one of these passive-aggressive exchanges until photos of the two men training with top fighters surfaced, suggesting that the fight might actually take place.
Musk, ranked as the richest man in the world with a net worth of $232.5 billion, and Zuckerberg, ranked seventh richest with a worth of $110.1 billion, have been at odds for years. The fight, if it does happen, will surely be a highly anticipated event.
While the cage match may seem like a lighthearted spectacle, other aspects of Musk's relationship with Zuckerberg are more serious. After Meta launched Threads as a competitor to X, Musk threatened to sue the company, claiming they had hired former Twitter employees and stolen trade secrets. Meta denied the claims.
As of now, a date for the match has not been announced. It remains to be seen if the cage fight will actually take place and if it will live up to the hype.