Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t believe his combat with Elon Musk will ever happen.
“I believe we can all concur Elon isn’t critical and it is time to go on,” Zuckerberg, 39, wrote by way of Threads on Sunday, August 13. “I available a real day. [UFC President] Dana White offered to make this a legit competitors for charity.”
The Facebook founder went on to blame Musk, who owns X (formerly acknowledged as Twitter), for scheduling concerns.
“Elon won’t verify a date, then says he desires surgical procedures, and now asks to do a practice round in my backyard as an alternative,” Zuckerberg pointed out. “If Elon at any time gets major about a true date and official event, he understands how to attain me. Otherwise, time to go on. I’m heading to concentration on competing with persons who take the activity seriously.”
The Meta proprietor looks to be bringing months of struggle chat to an conclusion. Musk, 52, to start with challenged Zuckerberg in June.
Immediately after Musk commented on a article declaring that Zuckerberg was hunting to develop a new system to contend with Twitter (Meta released Threads months later), a fellow consumer warned Musk to be “careful” close to Zuckerberg, who has taken up jiu-jitsu as a hobby. The South Africa native tweeted in response: “I’m up for a cage match if he is lol.”
Zuckerberg shared a screenshot of Musk’s tweet by way of his Instagram Story on June 21, composing, “Send me location.”
Given that then, it’s been a again-and-forth about specifics, like day and area. In the beginning, Musk desired to do the struggle at the “Vegas Octagon” and additional not too long ago he proposed Rome.
“The struggle will be managed by my and Zuck’s foundations (not UFC),” he wrote by way of X on Friday, August 11. “Livestream will be on this platform and Meta. Everything in digicam body will be historic Rome, so nothing at all modern day at all. I spoke to the PM of Italy and Minister of Lifestyle. They have agreed on an epic area. Almost everything completed will spend respect to the past and present of Italy and all proceeds go to veterans and pediatric hospitals in Italy.”
Nonetheless, Musk also revealed that he needed operation quickly. “There is a issue with my appropriate shoulder blade rubbing against my ribs, which needs minimal surgery. Restoration will only acquire a handful of months,” he informed a follower.
On the very same day, Zuckerberg clarified that nothing about their feasible match was established in stone. “I adore this sport and I’ve been all set to combat since the day Elon challenged me,” the New York indigenous stated by means of Threads. “If he ever agrees on an precise date, you’ll listen to it from me. Until finally then, remember to suppose anything at all he says has not been agreed on.”
Zuckerberg, who competed in his initially jiu jitsu tournament before this calendar year, famous that he doesn’t expect Musk to be his subsequent opponent in the ring. “Not holding my breath for Elon, but I’ll share particulars on my up coming fight when I’m ready,” he included on Friday. “When I contend, I want to do it in a way that puts a spotlight on the elite athletes at the leading of the video game. You do that by operating with experienced orgs like the UFC or A single to pull this off effectively and make a good card.”