Meta chief and Facebook architect Mark Zuckerberg has clashed with Chief Twit Elon Musk online to the point where they’ve jokingly hinted at the possibility of a cage match between the two billionaires. A tweet and Instagram post between the men where they seemingly agreed to the possibility has sent the internet into a frenzy of speculation and excitement.
Musk tweeted that he was “up for a cage match if he is lol,” to which Zuckerberg responded simply, “Send me location” in a post to Instagram. Musk then teased that if the agreement was real, he’d do it. Alternative commentators like Tim Pool, who has several YouTube channels with over a million subscribers for his political commentary and news analysis, as well as UFC President Dana White, thought the idea would be unexpected and highly watched.
Musk himself is 51 years old, 6’2”, and heavy, officially listed as 198 lbs, while Zuckerberg is 39 years old, 5’8”, and 154 lbs. While Musk would have the size advantage, he’s untrained. Zuckerberg regularly shares clips of his martial arts exploits on his Instagram account.
White suggested that the event would be the “biggest fight” of all time. The reality is that both men stand very little to gain and a lot to lose. Each man heads multiple companies worth billions of dollars, and if we recall how Tesla’s stock took a hit simply when Elon puffed on a joint on the Joe Rogan Experience, it is plausible that similar economic damage to either or both of their companies could result if investors get nervous.
Recent disagreement between the two billionaires over the possibility of Meta building a Twitter-like competitor that would be “sanely run” may have inspired the drama. It seems Zuckerberg and friends are angered by Twitter’s recent success and desire more censorship of views they consider abhorrent.
Wall Street Journal reporter Jason Gay suggested that if it happened, it’d be very tame. He compared the possibility to “two rich dads” pawing each other over a bottle of sparkling water while on a superyacht as opposed to an actual cage match between professional fighters.