- Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, responds to Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg's perceived challenge with a proposition of a Vegas cage match.
- The social media exchange ignited after news of Meta's Twitter rival, 'THREADS', was announced.
- Musk, despite not being an avid workout enthusiast, jokes about his unique 'Walrus' move for the proposed fight.
In what can only be described as an unusual turn of events, Tesla's Chief Executive Officer, Elon Musk, proposed a Las Vegas “cage match” as an unusual resolution to an apparent challenge thrown his way by none other than Facebook's co-founder, Mark Zuckerberg.
Late on Wednesday, Musk sent out a tweet reading "Vegas Octagon," which was in response to an Instagram post by Zuckerberg. The Facebook co-founder had somewhat cryptically asked for a "send me location" following Musk's agreement to a "cage match". For the uninitiated, a cage match is a popular fighting style in mixed martial arts franchises such as UFC, with the term “Octagon” representing the eight-sided ring used in these fights.
This intriguing social media volley was initiated after Mario Nawfal, Founder and CEO at International Blockchain Consulting, shared a tweet announcing Meta's (Facebook's parent company) intent to release a Twitter rival called 'THREADS'. This standalone, text-based social network app might pose a threat to Twitter's dominance.
Musk responded to Nawfal's announcement with a tinge of sarcasm, tweeting, "I’m sure Earth can’t wait to be exclusively under Zuck’s thumb with no other options. At least it will be ‘sane’. Was worried there for a moment.” Following Musk's comment, another user chimed in with a cheeky warning about Zuckerberg's Brazilian jiu-jitsu training.
It's worth noting that Zuckerberg, sporting a white belt, trains under Dave Camarillo, a renowned judo and jiu-jitsu black belt who has trained several UFC champions. Following the cautionary message, Musk humorously suggested he was up for a fight with Zuckerberg. "I’m up for a cage match if he is lol."
The Verge tech publication confirmed Zuckerberg's seriousness about the fight. Meanwhile, the details remain to be discussed if Musk decides to follow through. In a recent, more light-hearted tweet, Musk mentioned a unique move he would use in the proposed fight, which he called "The Walrus." He also noted his primary form of exercise as tossing his kids in the air, suggesting a rather unconventional training regime for this potential tech titan tussle.
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