Elon Musk recently confirmed that his highly anticipated cage fight with Mark Zuckerberg will indeed take place, and it will be streamed on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter.
The idea of the cage fight was first proposed by Musk in June, and it seems that Zuckerberg is onboard with the concept as well, having inquired about a suitable location for the event. Although an exact date, time, and venue have yet to be finalized, Musk took to X on Sunday to announce that if the meeting does happen, it will be broadcast live. In a charitable move, Musk also revealed that all proceeds from the fight will be donated to veterans' charities.
In preparation for the showdown, Musk shared that he has been lifting weights "throughout the day." With a dose of humor, he added, "Don't have time to work out, so I just bring them to work." On the other side of the ring, Zuckerberg participated in his first jiu jitsu martial arts tournament earlier this year.
Currently, there has been no comment from Meta Platforms, where Zuckerberg serves as CEO.
When asked whether the idea of a cage fight serves as motivation for his workouts, Musk responded to a follower by saying, "It's a civilized form of war. Men love war."
Interestingly, in July, Meta launched Threads, a microblogging site that rivals Twitter. Musk has been openly mocking Threads, claiming that it is yet another social media platform under Zuckerberg's influence, leaving no alternative options for users.
In addition to his role at X and Tesla, Musk is involved in various other ventures such as SpaceX, his commercial space company, the Boring Company which specializes in tunneling, and xAI, an artificial intelligence developer.
With its rapid growth, Threads has already achieved 100 million users, surpassing competition from ChatGPT, TikTok, and Instagram. Despite this success, Musk admitted that X has experienced a decline in advertising revenue and has not yet regained positive cash flow at the expected pace.
Over the weekend, Musk also made headlines on X by offering to cover legal fees for those who have faced unfair treatment by their employers due to something they posted or liked on the platform. He emphasized that there would be "no limit" to this support, although specific details on how to claim it were not provided.