August 15, 2023

Musk, Zuckerberg Fight Escalates As Private Message Apparently Shared

An alleged leaked post between X owner Elon Musk and Meta founder Mark Zuckerberg continues to fuel rumors of a charity fight between the two Big Tech leaders.

Author Walter Isaacson reported that he received a copy of a message from Musk with the screenshot on Sunday.

"Wanna do a practice bout at your house next week?" Musk asked Zuckerberg.

"If you still want to do a real MMA fight, then you should train on your own and let me know when you’re ready to compete," he purportedly responded. "I don’t want to keep hyping something that will never happen, so you should either decide you’re going to do this and do it soon, or we should move on."

"I will be in Palo Alto on Monday. Let’s fight in your Octagon," Musk reportedly replied.

The messages came following a statement from Zuckerberg that he planned to move on from the idea of a charity fight.

"I offered a real date. [UFC President] Dana White offered to make this a legit competition for charity. Elon won't confirm a date, then says he needs surgery, and now asks to do a practice round in my backyard instead," he wrote.

"If Elon ever gets serious about a real date and official event, he knows how to reach me. Otherwise, time to move on. I'm going to focus on competing with people who take the sport seriously," he continued.

The two leaders have thrown around the idea of a fight since earlier this year. Zuckerberg won his first Ju Jitsu tournament which received much media attention.

Musk, meanwhile, has been involved in mixed martial arts in the past and pitched a friendly battle. The idea has now escalated into world headlines, with many eager to watch the match.

It's now unclear whether the bout will take place or if the exchange is merely talk between Musk and Zuckerberg.

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