Rather than addressing the pressing issues of user experience and content moderation on Meta titles and Twitter, here we are, getting an ‘actual fight’ from these men instead.
Elon Musk, the owner of Twitter and CEO of Tesla, has thrown down the gauntlet to Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, by proposing a ‘cage match.’
On June 22, Musk responded to a tweet confirming that Zuckerberg is ‘serious about fighting’ him, expressing his willingness to engage in a fight and proposing the ‘Vegas Octagon’ as the venue.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 22, 2023
Zuckerberg took to Instagram to fire back with a simple message, saying, “send me location.”
The conversation between these two tech giants began on June 21 when Mario Nawfal, founder and CEO at International Blockchain Consulting, tweeted about Meta’s plan to release a ‘Twitter Rival’ called THREADS. Musk replied expressing his concerns about Earth being exclusively under Zuckerberg’s control and adding a touch of sarcasm about it being “sane.”
One user then warned Musk and mentioned that Zuckerberg now practices jiu-jitsu. Various reports say that Zuckerberg already holds a white belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and receives training from esteemed martial artist Dave Camarillo.
Despite this fact, Musk is still eager for a fight and replied, “I’m up for a cage match if he is lol.”
A fighting organization in Europe that holds MMA events just added fuel to the fire, suggesting,“ We have the cage.”
The Verge has confirmed that Zuckerberg is taking the challenge seriously and is awaiting further details from Musk. Referring to his Instagram story, a spokesperson from Meta said to the media outlet, “The story speaks for itself.”
Are we seeing a Musk-Zuckerberg cage match? As of now, it remains uncertain whether the challenge is serious or merely a provocative gesture from both parties. However, one thing is for sure: it’s that many are expecting both of them to improve the user experience for their respective companies.
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