Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, two of the most well-known technology billionaires in the world, have agreed to square off in a cage match. Musk declared that he was “up for a cage fight” with Mr. Zuckerberg in a statement on the social media site Twitter.
A screenshot of Elon Musk tweet with the message “send me location” was subsequently tweeted by Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook and Instagram parent firm Meta.
“The story speaks for itself,” a Meta spokesperson told reporters.
Elon Musk then replied to Mark Zuckerberg response with: “Vegas Octagon.”
The Octagon is the competition mat and fenced-in area used for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bouts. The UFC is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Mr Musk, who turns 52 later this month, also tweeted: “I have this great move that I call “The Walrus”, where I just lie on top of my opponent & do nothing.” He also tweeted: “I almost never work out, except for picking up my kids & throwing them in the air.”
Meanwhile, 39-year-old Mr Zuckerberg has already been training in mixed martial arts (MMA) and has recently won jiu-jitsu tournaments.
The exchanges have gone viral with social media users debating who would win the bout, while others have posted memes including mocked up posters advertising the fight.
It could allow users to follow accounts they already follow on Instagram, Meta’s image-sharing app.
It could potentially allow the company to bring over followers from decentralised platforms such as Mastodon.
The text-based network – which has a working title of P92 – could turn out to be a greater rival to Elon Musk’s Twitter than either BlueSky or Mastodon.