How The Tech Titans Feud Begin :
In October of 2022, Musk made the acquisition of Twitter. Tensions arose between Musk and Zuckerberg when reports surfaced that Instagram, a property of Zuckerberg’s Meta Platforms, was developing a rival platform to Twitter. This led to Musk proposing a showdown in a cage, which Zuckerberg agreed to. UFC president Dana White confirmed the seriousness of both individuals regarding the proposed fight.
Amidst the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, Zuckerberg embarked on a journey of training in mixed martial arts and Brazilian jiu-jitsu, culminating in his participation in a tournament in May 2023. Subsequent to the challenge, both Musk and Zuckerberg received offers for training from professional boxers. Talks about the fight’s occurrence resumed in August, with considerations even for hosting it in Italy. Following a series of delays, on August 13, Zuckerberg publicly declined Musk’s proposal to conduct a practice fight in his own backyard.
The Place It’s All About To Go Down :
At first, the fight was scheduled for UFC Apex in Nevada. But Elon Musk had a different idea he suggested Rome’s Colosseum. Gennaro Sangiuliano proposed it, but the Colosseum’s worn-out condition limits its capacity. Over time, damage has taken its toll. Italy’s condition was clear: a non-violent event.
Musk did talk with Sangiuliano, but it was mostly about practical matters, not the event itself. While Rome might not be the host, other Italian places are being considered. In a lighthearted moment, Musk even jokingly suggested holding a practice fight right in his own backyard.
The Date The Billionaire’s Collide :
Till now the date is not confirmed but according to Zuckerberg, he has advised Musk to make the fight happen on August 26
The feud between Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg started with Musk’s Twitter acquisition. Tensions rose over competition between Instagram and Twitter, leading to a cage fight proposal. Zuckerberg trained in martial arts, but the fight’s location shifted, and he declined a playful practice fight in Musk’s backyard. The date remains uncertain, but Zuckerberg suggested August 26 for the showdown.