Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, two tech billionaires, have made headlines this week with their social media exchange about a potential "cage match" face-off. It all started when Musk responded to a tweet about Meta, Facebook's parent company, reportedly preparing to release a new Twitter rival called "Threads." Musk took a dig at Zuckerberg, saying that the world was becoming "exclusively under Zuck's thumb with no other options." However, a Twitter user jokingly warned Musk of Zuckerberg's jiu jitsu training. Musk responded by saying he was up for a cage match if Zuckerberg was, jokingly suggesting that he had a great move called "The Walrus" where he just lies on top of his opponent and does nothing. Zuckerberg, who is trained in mixed martial arts, responded by asking Musk to send him the location. Musk proposed the Vegas Octagon, but whether or not the fight will actually occur remains to be seen. The banter between the two tech giants has gained attention, with an endless chain of memes and posts to "choose your fighter" springing up in response. Despite the uncertainty of the fight actually happening, bets are already being placed for a projected winner. DraftKings' projected odds stood at 140+ for Musk and -160 for Zuckerberg on Thursday. The Associated Press reached out to the Ultimate Fighting Championship, which owns the Octagon, and Twitter for statements, but Twitter's press email only responded with a poop emoji. A Meta spokesperson said that the story speaks for itself, and Zuckerberg has not commented further.
Zuckerberg responds to Musk's fight challenge