The exchange came amid reports that Zuckerberg is considering setting up a new social media platform that would rival Twitter. That prompted the Tesla CEO to respond with ‘Fight me, Zuck.’
That initial off-hand comment turned more serious when Elon suggested he would be open to a cage fight. However, Zuckerburg would provide a stern test given his credentials.
In his first Brazilian jiu-jitsu competition, Zuckerberg clinched a gold and silver medal, displaying his exceptional grappling skills in the Gi and No-Gi categories.
The tech giant has long been passionate about the sport. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Zuckerberg is said to have cultivated a deep interest in mixed martial arts.
But that did not stop Elon from calling him out.
Better be careful @elonmusk I heard he does the ju jitsu now 😆 🤣 😂 😹 😆 🤣 😂 😹 😆
— Kwmarkoff@aol.com (@kwmarkoff26656) June 21, 2023
Zuckerberg was unfazed by Musk, as he responded in the affirmative by demanding the location
Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg have agreed to fight each other in a cage overnight… pic.twitter.com/Jp6lfrou0b
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) June 22, 2023
Musk duly replied with Vegas.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 22, 2023
Although this is likely to be a case of verbal sparring, it did generate a lot of talking points on social media.
Social Media Reaction
Zberg takes that tbh, real fighting man
— Jollof (@JollofRaids) June 22, 2023
Jake Paul’s next opponent confirmed
— TRD (@FairTRD) June 22, 2023
Zuckerberg is a black belt lmao
— J (@jbucko94) June 22, 2023