In a surprising announcement, Tesla and Space X CEO Elon Musk revealed that his proposed fight with Meta’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, will be streamed live on social media platform X (formerly known as Twitter).
Musk initially challenged Zuckerberg, a known jiu-jitsu enthusiast, to a cage match via a post on June 20. Following this challenge, Zuckerberg took to Instagram, one of Meta’s platforms, asking Musk to provide the location for the prospective match. Musk quickly responded with “Vegas Octagon.” He further indicated his readiness for the encounter, stating, “If this is real, I will do it.”
Preparations and the Charity Aspect
Musk, who is also the owner of Platform X, has been sharing posts about his fight preparations with his vast following of over 151.9 million people. “I am lifting weights throughout the day, preparing for the fight. Don’t have time to work out, so I bring them to work,” Musk posted.
On August 6, Musk announced that the fight would be live-streamed on platform X and that all proceeds from the event would go towards charities for veterans. This decision seems to have added a charitable dimension to the unexpected event.
Workout Motivation and Betting
In response to an X user who asked if the proposed fight was a way to motivate himself to work out, Musk posted a live video on August 4 showcasing him lifting a 45-lb dumbbell. This was part of testing X’s new feature.
Interestingly, a betting system has been set up in anticipation of the fight, with users allowed to buy shares in either Musk (46 cents per share) or Zuckerberg (55 cents per share) to predict the winner. The bet’s dynamics reflect the excitement and speculation around this one-of-a-kind event.
This unexpected showdown between two of the most influential figures in tech promises to be a memorable spectacle, especially with its charity angle and the buzz it has already created among social media users.