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From Silicon Valley to the Octagon: Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg to fight?

LockerRoom Team
22 June 2023

Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, two renowned technology billionaires, have apparently agreed to an unconventional challenge—a cage match. The unexpected proposition unfolded when Mr. Musk took to Twitter, expressing his willingness to engage in a cage fight with Mr. Zuckerberg. The Facebook and Meta CEO, not one to back down, responded by requesting the location for the showdown. With their exchange gaining attention, a spokesperson from Meta simply stated, "The story speaks for itself," 

Mr. Musk, never one to shy away from a bold statement, suggested that the fight take place in the Vegas Octagon. For the uninitiated, the Octagon is the designated area used for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bouts, which takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada. Humorously, the Tesla and SpaceX entrepreneur shared that he possesses a signature move called "The Walrus," which involves lying on top of his opponent and doing nothing. To further emphasize the playful nature of the challenge, he shared videos of walruses on his Twitter feed and joked about his workout routine, noting that he rarely exercises except when lifting and tossing his children in the air.

On the other hand, Mr. Zuckerberg, 39 years old, has reportedly been training in mixed martial arts (MMA) and has even achieved victories in jiu-jitsu tournaments. As the social media community became consumed with speculation and debate about the hypothetical outcome of this clash between tech giants, users began sharing memes and mock fight posters depicting the event.

While Twitter refrained from providing an official statement on the matter, the exchanges between Musk and Zuckerberg quickly went viral, captivating the online audience. In a lighthearted fashion, individuals online were prompted to choose their preferred "fighter" as they shared pictures of the two tech titans.

In an interesting twist unrelated to the cage match, Meta recently presented its employees with plans for a text-based social network. Intended as a competitor to Twitter, sources informed the BBC that the network, tentatively called P92, would allow users to follow accounts they already follow on Meta's image-sharing app, Instagram. Furthermore, it could potentially attract users from decentralized platforms like Mastodon. While the platform remains in development, a Meta spokesperson confirmed its existence and hinted that it could pose a stronger challenge to Elon Musk's presence on Twitter than both BlueSky and Mastodon.

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As the anticipation and speculation surrounding the hypothetical cage match persist, it remains to be seen whether this amusing challenge will evolve into a tangible event. For now, the online community continues to engage in playful banter while eagerly awaiting further developments.

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