The talk over the duo having a bout started after Musk confirmed he would be open to a cage fight in response to reports that Zuckerberg wanted to set up a rival to Twitter.
In response, Zuckerberg demanded a location as speculation over a fight at the Colosseum, Rome, began to gain traction.
Although Dana White confirmed that there were serious talks about having the fight, Zuckerberg has now drawn a line under the sand by confirming that a fight looks unlikely.
“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
Musk has shown a tendency to call out people on Twitter, having infamously challenged Russian President, Vladimir Putin, to a fight.
I hereby challenge
to single combat
Stakes are Україна
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 14, 2022
However, his comments suggest that such statements are only being done for clout. So this time around, Zuckerberg’s comments left a lot fans disappointed on social media.
Social Media Reaction
— Martin Rémy (@realMartinRemy) August 14, 2023
Damn. Was looking forward to a decent fight. pic.twitter.com/mm3TNAHN44
— Auric Goldfinger (@the_al_monday) August 14, 2023
Unbelievable childish behaviour in this two tech moguls
— Sancha Montes (@SanchaMontes) August 14, 2023