Mark Zuckerberg referred to as out Elon Musk Sunday for dodging his makes an attempt to schedule a date for his or her battle-of-the-billionaires cage match, saying that he’s “not holding my breath” ready for a response.
The disagreement ensued after Musk introduced Sunday that he wished the bout to be livestreamed on Twitter, which he not too long ago rebranded as “X.”
“All proceeds will go to charity for veterans,” Musk added.
Musk and Zuckerberg have been teasing an obvious blended martial arts bout since late June—even getting UFC President Dana White on board to assist plan the bout. “Each guys are completely lifeless critical about this,” White stated of the combat in June. “They each need to do it.”
Musk spent a lot of Sunday tweeting about his obvious readiness for battle, explaining that his weight benefit at 300 kilos means: “If the combat is brief, I in all probability win. If lengthy, he might win on endurance. I’m a lot larger and there’s a purpose MMA has weight divisions.”
“Am lifting weights all through the day, getting ready for the combat. Don’t have time to work out, so I simply convey them to work,” he wrote.
“Aiming to get to 50 pound free weights this week. I construct muscle quick. Bodily endurance is my weak spot, so I’m aiming to make this fast,” he explains in one other, whereas reposting video whereas apparently understanding within the workplace: “Product testing & understanding kills two birds with one stone! I swing one of many 45 lb weights for a kettle bell exercise.”
When one person tweeted the tech CEO asking what the purpose of all of it was, Musk replied: “It’s a civilized type of battle. Males love battle.”
Regardless of all of the discuss, particulars of the proposed Zuck vs. Musk combat remained sparse—apart from the latest declare from Musk that he would use the match to drive viewership to his personal social media platform.
By Sunday afternoon, Zuckerberg referred to as Musk’s bluff, revealing he’s “prepared at present” and that he had already instructed a date for the combat–Aug. 26–“however he hasn’t confirmed,” Zuckerberg wrote on Threads. “Not holding my breath.”
Posting a screengrab of Musk’s tweet, Zuckerberg dug the knife in deeper: “Shouldn’t we use a extra dependable platform that may truly increase cash for charity?”
Zuckerberg added: “I really like this sport and can proceed competing with individuals who practice it doesn’t matter what occurs right here.”
Then, regardless of his rival’s call-to-arms, Musk claimed Sunday evening that the “precise date continues to be in flux.” He predictably made the assertion in a publish on X, citing an unnamed damage to his higher physique.
“I’m getting an MRI of my neck & higher again tomorrow. Could require surgical procedure earlier than the combat can occur. Will know this week,” Musk wrote.