Elon Musk wants a cage match with Mark Zuckerberg

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has revealed he wants to cage match with his tech archrival Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta Platforms.

Musk was responding to rumours that Meta might launch a Twitter rival called Threads. Musk wrote on Twitter that the launch of such a platform would eventually put the Earth “exclusively under Zuck’s thumb with no other options.”

A Twitter user responded to Musk’s tweet: “Better be careful @elonmusk I heard he does the ju jitsu now.”

Musk, in turn, tweeted: “I’m up for a cage match if he is lol.”

Musk and Zuckerberg have in the past traded words over their respective tech kingdoms.

In 2016, Zuckerberg said he was “deeply disappointed” in SpaceX after one of the company’s rockets destroyed a Facebook satellite.

In February 2020, Musk asked people to delete Facebook because it’s “lame.”

And in May, Musk said he thinks Zuckerberg seems “extremely partisan” and that WhatsApp “cannot be trusted.”

Zuckerberg said in May that he won two medals at a jiu-jitsu tournament in Redwood City, California. The Meta CEO has been training for over a year — in August, he said that he surfed and did a lot of martial arts during the pandemic.

Zuckerberg isn’t the first person Musk has challenged to a fight.

In March 2022, Musk challenged Russian leader Vladimir Putin to “single combat” over Ukraine. Musk offered to let Putin “bring his bear” to the fight, suggesting that he would use a Boring Company flamethrower as his own weapon of choice.

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