Mark Zuckerberg Says ‘Time to Transfer On’ From Elon Musk Battle






Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk
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Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t suppose his battle with Elon Musk will ever occur.

“I feel we will all agree Elon isn’t severe and it’s time to maneuver on,” Zuckerberg, 39, wrote through Threads on Sunday, August 13. “I provided an actual date. [UFC President] Dana White provided to make this a legit competitors for charity.”

The Fb founder went on responsible Musk, who owns X (previously generally known as Twitter), for scheduling points.

“Elon received’t affirm a date, then says he wants surgical procedure, and now asks to do a apply spherical in my yard as a substitute,” Zuckerberg famous. “If Elon ever will get severe about an actual date and official occasion, he is aware of methods to attain me. In any other case, time to maneuver on. I’m going to give attention to competing with individuals who take the game severely.”

The Meta proprietor appears to be bringing weeks of battle speak to an finish. Musk, 52, first challenged Zuckerberg in June.

After Musk commented on a publish claiming that Zuckerberg was trying to create a brand new platform to compete with Twitter (Meta launched Threads weeks later), a fellow person warned Musk to be “cautious” round Zuckerberg, who has taken up jiu-jitsu as a interest. The South Africa native tweeted in response: “I’m up for a cage match if he’s lol.”

Zuckerberg shared a screenshot of Musk’s tweet through his Instagram Story on June 21, writing, “Ship me location.”

Since then, it’s been a back-and-forth about particulars, together with date and placement. Initially, Musk needed to do the battle on the “Vegas Octagon” and extra lately he urged Rome.

“The battle will likely be managed by my and Zuck’s foundations (not UFC),” he wrote through X on Friday, August 11. “Livestream will likely be on this platform and Meta. The whole lot in digicam body will likely be historical Rome, so nothing fashionable in any respect. I spoke to the PM of Italy and Minister of Tradition. They’ve agreed on an epic location. The whole lot performed pays respect to the previous and current of Italy and all proceeds go to veterans and pediatric hospitals in Italy.”

Nonetheless, Musk additionally revealed that he wanted surgical procedure quickly. “There’s a downside with my proper shoulder blade rubbing towards my ribs, which requires minor surgical procedure. Restoration will solely take a number of months,” he informed a follower.

On the identical day, Zuckerberg clarified that nothing about their potential match was set in stone. “I like this sport and I’ve been able to battle because the day Elon challenged me,” the New York native stated through Threads. “If he ever agrees on an precise date, you’ll hear it from me. Till then, please assume something he says has not been agreed on.”

Zuckerberg, who competed in his first jiu jitsu event earlier this 12 months, famous that he doesn’t anticipate Musk to be his subsequent opponent within the ring. “Not holding my breath for Elon, however I’ll share particulars on my subsequent battle after I’m prepared,” he added on Friday. “After I compete, I wish to do it in a means that places a highlight on the elite athletes on the high of the sport. You do this by working with skilled orgs just like the UFC or ONE to tug this off properly and create an amazing card.”

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