Zuckerberg Dismisses Musk's Cage Fight Proposal as a Joke

Zuckerberg dismisses Musk's cage fight proposal, deeming it unserious and urges moving on. Despite ongoing banter, no confirmed fight date has been set, raising doubts about its occurrence. The feud is complicated by the launch of Meta's messaging app Threads and Musk's threats of legal action.

Zuckerberg Dismisses Musk's Cage Fight Proposal as a Joke

Mark Zuckerberg has labeled Elon Musk's cage fight suggestion as unserious and called for moving forward from the spectacle.

In a statement shared on his social media platform Threads, the CEO of Meta stated that he had extended a genuine invitation for a meeting to Musk, but the rival entrepreneur had offered various excuses to avoid it.

Musk had initially proposed the idea of a cage fight on his own messaging platform, X (formerly known as Twitter), and even hinted at being ready for the confrontation as soon as the following Monday.

The public exchange between the billionaires had garnered significant attention since it began in June, but despite their ongoing taunts, a confirmed date for the fight remains elusive, casting doubts on whether it will actually materialize.

The dispute escalated further with the launch of Threads in July, a competing messaging app to X, which gained over 100 million sign-ups within a week of its release. Although the numbers have tapered off, X still maintains a comfortable lead with around 350 million users. In response to this, Elon Musk raised the prospect of legal action against Facebook, alleging the unauthorized use of Twitter's trade secrets. Meta has firmly denied these allegations.

Recently, Zuckerberg proposed August 26th as a potential date for the cage fight. Adding a twist to the saga, Italy's culture minister suggested that he had communicated with Musk about hosting the event in Italy as a charitable endeavor, potentially themed around ancient Rome.

However, Zuckerberg's latest statement on Threads indicates a lack of enthusiasm from Musk's side. "Elon's inability to confirm a date, citing surgery, and then proposing a practice round in my backyard, raises questions about his commitment," Zuckerberg noted. "If Elon decides to approach this seriously and formalize the event, he knows how to reach me. Otherwise, it's time to shift focus. I'd rather engage with individuals genuinely invested in the sport."

Musk retaliated on his platform X, branding the Meta CEO as "chicken."

In a prior exchange shared by Musk, he had suggested a meeting in Palo Alto, where Meta's headquarters are located, and even humorously mentioned using Zuckerberg's Octagon for the fight. Musk joked about his lack of practice and highlighted the size difference between them, adding a playful reference to Bruce Lee.

Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, aged 52 and 39 respectively, are prominent figures in the technology industry.

The unconventional notion of a face-off between the two tech moguls originated in June, when Musk tweeted his willingness to engage in a cage fight with Zuckerberg. The Meta CEO, who possesses training in mixed martial arts (MMA) and recently claimed victory in jiu-jitsu tournaments, responded succinctly with "send me location."