The co-founder and chairman of Meta (recognized as extremist and banned in Russia), billionaire Mark Zuckerberg (according to Forbes, owns $ 99 billion) accepted the offer of the owner of Twitter, the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, a billionaire Elon Musk ($230.4 billion worth) to find out the relationship in battle, The Verge wrote. Meta is recognized as extremist in Russia and banned). The head of Meta published the inscription along with a screenshot of Musk’s post on Twitter, in which the head of the social network spoke “for a cage match” with Zuckerberg.
Thus, the head of Meta quoted the former mixed martial arts fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov. He used the phrase “Send me location” in a conflict with Irish fighter Conor McGregor. Meta spokesperson Iska Sarich confirmed to The Verge that Zuckerberg was not joking. Most likely we are talking about the Octagon MMA arena in Las Vegas (Nevada), where UFC mixed martial arts fights take place.
A question of competition
Musk invited Zuckerberg to a “cage” fight on June 21, 2023. The reason was a message from The Verge dated June 8, according to which Meta Product Director Chris Cox presented to other employees of the company the project of a competitor to Twitter – the Threads application.
, the date of the presentation of the project has not yet been called. According to the publication, the new application will use the Instagram account system to automatically fill in user information. According to Cox, the company is creating a “safe, easy-to-use, reliable” application.
Musk commented on the news by saying that the launch of a new platform will put humanity “exclusively under the heel” of Zuckerberg. In the comments under the Twitter CEO’s post, one user warned that the Meta chairman was doing jiu-jitsu. Here Musk answered: “I am for the cage match.”
Entered the top 1%
According to Musk, he owns the “walrus” technique. When performing an element, as the billionaire explained, the fighter simply lies on top of the enemy and does nothing. The 51-year-old billionaire previously said that in South Africa, where he grew up, he often had to get into fights because it was a “dangerous place.” Last year, the head of Twitter boasted that he once “could knock down a world sumo champion” at a party, only to injure his neck in the process, resulting in “seven years of crazy back pain.” Musk also has an advantage over Zuckerberg in terms of height and weight.
Musk was not noticed in his passion for any martial arts. Unlike the 39-year-old Zuckerberg. In the first half of May, he even boasted the first place he took in an amateur Brazilian jiu-jitsu competition in Silicon Valley. As Zuckerberg previously said, he developed a passion for mixed martial arts during the pandemic.
In early June, the head of Meta announced that he managed to complete the Murphy sports challenge in 39 minutes and 58 seconds. The Murphy Challenge is a sporting event that takes place annually in the United States at the end of May, on the so-called Memorial Day, dedicated to the memory of soldiers killed in Afghanistan. The task of the participant: 100 times to pull up on the horizontal bar, 200 times to push up from the floor, 300 times to squat, and then run a mile. All exercises are done in military body armor. Specifically, Zuckerberg used a 20-pound model (approximately 9 kg).
Then The Guardian wrote that, according to his results, Zuckerberg entered the top 1% among the participants in the Murphy Challenge.