May 25, 2024

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Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk’s cage fight could be jiu-jitsu vs. ‘Valros’

Just six weeks ago, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg competed in his first jiu-jitsu tournament, winning two medals and posting a photo of himself on Instagram, with his arm raised in a post-match victory. Now, the billionaire is being challenged to a cage match by another billionaire – Elon Musk – and Zuckerberg appears to be game.

Musk was Take screenshots at Zuckerberg on social media amid reports that Facebook’s parent, Meta, is working on a social media platform to rival Twitter, which Musk bought in October. On Tuesday, in a Twitter thread about Meta’s alleged plans, Musk appeared to agree with the suggestion that Meta has copied rival social media companies.

Another user told Musk to “be careful” because Zuckerberg is now training in jujitsu.

Then musk answered: “I’m ready for a match in the cage if lol.”

A day later on Instagram, Zuckerberg posted a screenshot of Musk’s tweet, with the caption: “Send me the location.”

Musk later tweeted “Vegas Octagon,” a reference to the Ultimate Fighting Championship arena.

“I have this great move I call the ‘walrus’, where I lie on top of my opponent and do nothing,” Mask added.

Musk did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Asked about Zuckerberg’s Instagram post, Meta spokeswoman Ilana Weidman told The Washington Post in a statement, “The story speaks for itself.”

It is not certain if the match will happen – some combat sports observers skeptical. That didn’t stop netizens from thinking about what a battle between billionaires could look like – and who would win. Musk’s combat experience is unclear, but Zuckerberg has boasted in recent months about his physique. In late May, he posted a photo of himself in a camouflage vest, writing that he did 300 squats, 200 pushups, and 100 pullups, while wearing a 20-pound “heavy pack.”

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Zuckerberg also made no secret of his affinity for Brazilian jiu-jitsu wrestlers and mixed martial arts, saying on “The Joe Rogan Experience” in August 2022 that he had become interested in martial arts “in the past 12 months.”

“It really is the best sport,” Zuckerberg said. “From my first session, like, five minutes, I was like, ‘Where has this been my whole life?'” “

In October, Zuckerberg attended a party An unusual UFC event As he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, were among a handful of spectators watching in person, while most of the seats remained empty. Zuckerberg was still classified as a white belt when he participated in the May jiu-jitsu tournament, in which he won a gold and a silver. During one match, Zuckerberg was reported to be He choked unconscious At some point, which is to reject In an email this month to the New York Times.

At the heart of Musk’s exchange with Zuckerberg is Meta’s plan to roll out a social media platform to rival Twitter. Meta confirmed plans for news outlets in March. This month, I mentioned Edge that the new app could be called “threads,” and that Meta officials are touting it as a platform that “works more integrity” than Twitter — which has seen an exodus of advertisers since Musk took over in October.

“At least it would be sane,” Musk tweeted disparagingly about the alleged new Meta platform. “I was worried there for a moment.”

Minutes later, Musk said he would confront Zuckerberg in the cage.

Kat Zakrewski contributed to this report.

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