Following the initial social media verbals, Zuckerberg confirmed that he was walking away from the prospect of the fight due to Musk’s reluctance.
Those comments were a surprise since Dana White did confirm that talks were being held to make it happen, as the Colosseum, Rome, was lined up as a venue.
However, following reports that Musk may need surgery for his back, any hopes of a fight appeared slim. Thereafter, Zuckerberg responded by distancing himself from the fight.
“I think we can all agree Elon isn’t serious, and it’s time to move on. 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 instead. If Elon ever gets serious about a real date and official event, he knows how to reach me.
“Otherwise, time to move on. I’m going to focus on competing with people who take the sport seriously,” Zuckerberg said
In response, however, Elon has suggested that it was indeed Zuckerberg who was looking to evade the fight.
And in doing so, Elon provided a timeline of events indicating that he had done everything in his power to make the fight happen.
“Fight Recap: I joked on X about fighting Zuck. Zuck then said “SEND ME LOCATION” Italy graciously offered a Colosseum Zuck declined I suggested his home as “safe space” Tragically, he was ahem “traveling” Is there anywhere he will fight,” Musk