NEW YORK — In a surprising turn of events, Elon Musk has revealed that he may undergo surgery prior to the highly anticipated "cage match" with Mark Zuckerberg.
The tech moguls, who had seemingly agreed to a face-off in late June, have been keeping the public intrigued with their online banter. Most recently, Musk announced on his social media platform X (formerly known as Twitter) that the fight would be live-streamed. Additionally, the proceeds from the event would be donated to a charity benefiting veterans.
However, Zuckerberg responded on his Threads social media account, casting doubt on the reliability of Musk's chosen platform for raising funds. In a follow-up post, the CEO of Meta (Facebook's parent company) expressed skepticism about the fight taking place.
Despite the back-and-forth, Zuckerberg, who is trained in mixed martial arts, emphasized his commitment to the sport and his eagerness to compete with those who consistently train. He even shared his participation in a jiu-jitsu tournament earlier this year.
Musk, meanwhile, disclosed that he is preparing for the fight through weightlifting. However, he did acknowledge that the date of the match is still uncertain due to an upcoming MRI and the possibility of surgery.
The clash between these two prominent figures in the tech industry continues to generate excitement and speculation among their followers. As the world waits for confirmation of a date, it remains to be seen whether this battle of minds will ever transition into a battle within the ring.
Musk's MRI and the Cage Match Challenge
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, recently revealed that he will be getting an MRI of his neck and upper back. In a tweet on Sunday night, he mentioned the possibility of requiring surgery before the highly anticipated fight can take place, promising to provide an update soon.
The discussion of a physical showdown between Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Meta, started back in June. It all began with a tweet about Meta's plan to introduce a new Twitter alternative called Threads. Musk couldn't resist taking a jab at Zuckerberg, suggesting that the world could become solely controlled by him without any alternatives. However, a Twitter user playfully warned Musk about Zuckerberg's jiu-jitsu training.
In response, Musk amusingly stated, "I'm up for a cage match if he is lol." Surprisingly, Zuckerberg seemed open to the proposal, prompting Musk to suggest conducting the hypothetical battle in the Vegas Octagon.
While it remains uncertain if Musk and Zuckerberg will actually face each other in the Las Vegas ring, it's worth noting that Musk has a tendency to tweet about certain actions prematurely or without following through. Nevertheless, the banter between the two tech moguls has captured widespread attention. This has led to an explosion of memes and posts inviting people to "choose their fighter."
On Monday morning, The Associated Press attempted to obtain statements from Meta, X (Musk's company), and the Ultimate Fighting Championship (owner of the Octagon) regarding this peculiar challenge.
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