In a Twitter conversation turned modern day dystopia, two of the world’s biggest tech giants and multi-billionaires, Tesla founder and Twitter owner Elon Musk and Facebook (Meta) founder Mark Zuckerberg have agreed to take part in a cage fight.
The conversation, which started with Musk
The conversation, which started with Musk saying he was “up for a cage fight” with Zuckerberg, ended in deciding that the fight would take place at the Vegas Octagon, the arena used for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) matches.
Musk is however notorious for making humorous statements that never take place, like his announcement of making his dog chief executive of Twitter. However, just the concept of such a fight has gotten the internet riled up, comparing and choosing the two ‘fighters’. Musk, who is 52, says “I almost never work out, except for picking up my kids and throwing them in the air” and “I have this great move I call ‘The Walrus’ where I just lie on top of my opponent and do nothing.”
Zuckerberg on the other hand, at the age of 39, is trained in mixed martial arts and has won several jiu-jitsu tournaments. Dana White, president of the UFC, said he would “licking his lips at the possibility of putting this fight on,” and when asked to choose a favourite, said:
“Zuckerberg all day! He’s 12 years younger. He is a lot smaller. I think he’s 5ft 7, Elon’s probably around 6ft. And Elon’s probably got a couple of stone in weight on him.”
“But unfortunately Mr Musk has no training whatsoever. Even though Zuckerberg’s only been training Brazilian jiu-jitsu for 18 months, it wouldn’t be difficult for him to take his back, wrap his arms around his neck and give him a good old cuddle and choke him out!”.
Others have criticized the whole affair, pointing out the dichotomy between billionaires fighting for fun and the suffering of the third world, and that one is garnering more attention than tragedies like the capsizing of a migrant boat in Greece, killing 78.