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Mark Zuckerberg asks Elon Musk to 'send him location' after being challenged for cage match

Ben Thompson

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Mark Zuckerberg asks Elon Musk to 'send him location' after being challenged for cage match

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Mark Zuckerberg has apparently agreed to Elon Musk's offer of a cage fight, with him asking the former Twitter CEO to send him a 'location'.

It all started when Musk replied to a Twitter user who speculated on Zuckerberg creating a platform to rival Twitter, which Musk bought for $43 billion in 2022.

Musk tweeted: "I'm up for a cage match if he is."

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Sharing a screenshot of the comment to his Instagram, the Meta founder then replied: "Send me location."

It seems as if Mark Zuckerberg is up for a cage fight with Elon Musk! Credit: Instagram/@zuck
It seems as if Mark Zuckerberg is up for a cage fight with Elon Musk! Credit: Instagram/@zuck

Musk has suggested the Vegas Octagon as the site for their billionaire brawl.

The Octagon is the competition mat and fenced-in area used for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) brawls.

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Musk, who turns 52 later this month, gave everybody an insight into his moves, by tweeting: "I have this great move that I call 'The Walrus', where I just lie on top of my opponent & do nothing."

The extent to which Musk and Zuckerberg are seriously considering a face-down remains to be seen, and a spokesperson for Meta told news outlets: "The story speaks for itself."

Musk's acquisition of Twitter has led to considerable controversy in the months since October 2022.

Elon Musk has called for a fight between himself and Mark Zuckerberg. Credit: HBO
Elon Musk has called for a fight between himself and Mark Zuckerberg. Credit: HBO
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The Tesla boss made a lot of changes on the platform, bringing in a 'For You' feed on the homepage and taking away blue verification ticks for users who refused to pay for them, and as a result he's attracted a lot of criticism.

Musk ultimately stepped down from his position as CEO in May and appointed Linda Yaccarino as the new CEO of Twitter.

Reports have been emerging recently of Meta's so-called 'Project 92', with The Telegraph reporting that chief product officer Chris Cox discussed the app at a Meta meeting last week as he unveiled what he called 'our response to Twitter'.

Screenshots indicate the app, which is expected to be called Threads, will deliver its content in a continuous scroll of text, like Twitter, as well as featuring buttons similar to the 'like' and 'retweet' functions.

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If 'Project 92' could usurp Twitter, that would upstage Musk.

Will Zuckerberg really take on Musk? Credit: CBS
Will Zuckerberg really take on Musk? Credit: CBS

But given his enthusiasm for a one-on-one showdown with Zuckerberg, who is trained in ju-jitsu, it's likely that Musk will want to settler their differences man-to-man.

UFC president Dana White has even come and said that the two are 'dead serious' about taking each other on.

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White said: "I talked with Mark and Elon last night, both guys are absolutely dead serious about this. "They both said 'yeah we'll do it', they both want to do it."

"This would be the biggest fight ever in the history of the world... The biggest fight of all time was Floyd and Conor, I just think it triples that - it triples what that did, there's no limit on what that thing can make."

Topics: Celebrity, Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Facebook

Ben Thompson
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