In what could be considered an intriguing turn of events in the tech world, the longstanding feud between Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Tesla's Elon Musk has taken an unexpected turn to the realm of combat sports. This Sunday, Zuckerberg openly questioned Musk's seriousness about a potential fight between the two tech giants.
This stems from an accusation that Musk has been evasive, citing various reasons, including a recent minor surgery, to put off the event. Musk was quick to retort on Twitter, branding Zuckerberg as a "chicken". In a subsequent tweet, Musk added some humor, suggesting Zuckerberg wouldn't be able to eat at Chick-fil-A, insinuating it would be akin to "cannibalism".
As tensions rise, the public eagerly awaits Zuckerberg's reaction to these tweets.
Musk-Zuckerberg Bout: Why Delay?
One might ask, why has the anticipated bout between Zuckerberg and Musk not been cemented? Zuckerberg claims Musk's repertoire of excuses is growing, with the most recent being an unexpected medical procedure.
Taking to Threads, Meta's answer to Twitter, Zuckerberg stated, "I offered a real date. Dana White offered to make this a legit competition for charity. Elon won't confirm a date, then says he needs surgery, and now asks to do a practice round in my backyard.
If Elon ever gets serious about a real date and official event, he knows how to reach me." Interestingly, UFC boss Dana White believes the potential showdown between Zuckerberg and Musk could be a monumental event. In a previous discussion with TMZ, White revealed both parties had expressed genuine interest in the bout.
White recounted an exchange where Zuckerberg inquired about Musk's seriousness, to which White replied after checking with Musk, "I'm dead serious." Further illuminating the playful yet earnest nature of the situation, White shared that Zuckerberg's "send me location" comment was a nod to fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov's catchphrase.
Highlighting the magnitude of this potential event, White confidently claimed, "This would be the biggest fight ever in the history of the world." It's clear the tech world has converged with the sporting arena in an unexpected clash of titans. The world waits with bated breath to see if this matchup will come to fruition.