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Mark Zuckerberg looks ripped as he poses with MMA fighters ahead of Elon Musk cage match talk

Mark Zuckerberg looks ripped as he poses with MMA fighters ahead of Elon Musk cage match talk

It comes after Elon Musk challenged Zuckerberg to a cage fight

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has posed shirtless with MMA fighters, looking more than ready for this rumored 'cage fight' with Elon Musk.

It's not an image you might have expected to see, but here we are. The billionaire posted the picture amid an online rumour which has taken off that he and Twitter owner Elon Musk will fight together in a cage match.

What started off as a joke between Musk and a fan on Twitter appears to now have snowballed into plans for a fight between the two tech bosses - and it seems that both of them are legitimately up for the fight.

Now, the photo was posted to Zuckerberg's Instagram page, and shows him standing between Israel Adesanya and Alex Volkanovski.

It certainly seems that the CEO has recruited some high level training partners!

Mark Zuckerberg posted the shredded picture on Instagram.

The snap comes after Musk accepted an invitation from Georges St-Pierre via Twitter to train with him. In a tweet on 3 July, St Pierre said that he had a 'great training session' with Musk.

In a tweet tagging Musk, he wrote: "I'm a huge fan of yours and it would be an absolute honour to help you and be your training partner for the challenge against Zuckerberg."

However, it seems that Zuckerberg has enlisted help of his own after posting the picture online.

Things only got more heated following the launch of Meta's new text-based app Threads, which is intended as a rival to Twitter. Twitter has encountered a number of problems since Musk's takeover, including a fall in ad revenue and large layoffs.

Musk reacted to the launch of Threads by threatening to sue Meta over theft of company secrets, as well as challenging Zuckerberg to a 'd**k-measuring contest' on the platform he owns. Classy.

Threads saw 100 million signups to its platform within the first five days of its launching, and according to intelligence platform Similarweb, traffic on Twitter dropped significantly since the launch of the new app.

Twitter, headed by Elon Musk, have threatened a lawsuit.
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Meanwhile, Musk has made a number of changes at Twitter since becoming CEO. Among the most recent was the decision to limit the number of tweets that any one user can view.

One of Musk's most controversial decisions so far at Twitter has been to change the way in which the verified blue tick works.

The check had previously been given by Twitter to accounts of public figures to verify that it was in fact that person.

Musk changed this to include a subscription service for the platform allowing users to pay just $8 a month for a blue tick.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@zuck / LUDOVIC MARIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Topics: News, US News, Business, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk