Zuck vs Musk: Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg set for Vegas cage fight

Jiu-jitsu-trained Mark Zuckerberg accepts 'The Walrus' exponent Elon Musk’s challenge to battle on social media.
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Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg agree to a cage fight
Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg agree to a cage fight

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It's the fight we all want to see.

A comment that started as a joke might turn into an organised brawl between two of the world’s richest men.

In the red corner we have SpaceX founder and Twitter owner, Elon Musk, with his special move, 'The Walrus':

In the blue corner, we have super-fit Meta founder Mark Zuckerberg, who has been recently training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Dave Camarillo. 

According to ESPN, Camarillo was once head Brazilian jiu-jitsu coach at the American Kickboxing Academy.

The tech rivalry kicked off when Meta announced Project 92, a new social media application designed to compete with Twitter, rumoured to be branded 'Threads'.

Ever since these rumors emerged, Musk has been repeatedly taunting Zuckerberg on Twitter. 

Social-media brawl

On Wednesday, Musk tweeted, “I’m sure Earth can’t wait to be exclusively under Zuck’s thumb. At least it will be ‘sane,’ Was worried there for a moment.”

After a fan warned Musk to watch his words stating, “I heard he does the jiu-jitsu now.”

Musk replied saying, “I’m up for a cage match if he is lol.”

Zuckerberg replied with an Instagram story referring to the Tweet and saying “send me location.”

Editor of The Verge, Alex Heath confirmed on Twitter tagging Musk that the Instagram owner is serious about combatting.

Musk confirmed the location, stating, “Vegas Octagon.”

Additionally, SpaceX founder tweets, “I have this great move that I call “The Walrus”, where I just lie on top of my opponent & do nothing”.

The rivalry between the billionaires has sparked debates across media platforms about who might win?

Conflicting opinions

The Guardian says, “The danger for Musk is that Zuckerberg is, apparently, quite good at fighting. Both men seem to have limitless reserves of energy, but where Musk applies that to running five separate companies at the same time, Zuckerberg prefers to get really, really serious about hobbies.”

Meanwhile Heath from The Verge compares the physical attributes of both CEOs, saying that Musk, at the age of 51, has the upper hand on Zuckerberg in terms of sheer physical size.

Musk has talked about engaging in “real hard-core street fights” in the past when he was growing up in South Africa.

However, Heath says 39-year-old Zuckerberg is an aspiring MMA fighter who is already winning jiu-jitsu tournaments. 

The millennial billionaire also claims to have recently completed the “Murph Challenge” which involves running two miles and doing 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, and 300 squats. He seems to have completed the workout in just under 40 minutes. 

Whereas, Musk also tweeted, "I almost never work out, except for picking up my kids & throwing them in the air."

The Musk-Zuckerberg cage match would be the most entertaining fight of all time, Heath says, “It needs to happen. Don’t back down now, Musk.”

So come on, who do you think would win?

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