Elon Musk says his cage battle with Mark Zuckerberg can be streamed on X

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The 2 tech billionaires seemingly agreed to a “cage match” face-off in late June.

Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk.
Musk stated the proceeds from his cage battle with Zuckerberg will go to “charity for veterans.” AP Picture/Manu Fernandez, Stephan Savoia, File

NEW YORK (AP) — Elon Musk says his potential in-person battle with Mark Zuckerberg can be streamed on his social media website X, previously referred to as Twitter.

The 2 tech billionaires seemingly agreed to a “cage match” face-off in late June. Zuckerberg is definitely skilled in combined martial arts, and the CEO of Fb’s dad or mum firm Meta posted about finishing his first jiu jitsu event earlier this 12 months.

“Zuck v Musk battle can be live-streamed on X,” Musk wrote in a publish Sunday on the platform. “All proceeds will go to charity for veterans.”

Musk stated earlier Sunday he was coaching for the battle by lifting weights.

“Don’t have time to work out, so I simply deliver them to work,” Musk wrote.

Whether or not or not Musk and Zuckerberg truly make it to the ring in Las Vegas has but to be seen — particularly as Musk typically tweets about motion prematurely or with out following by way of. However even when their cage match settlement is all a joke, the banter has gained consideration.

It began when Musk, who owns X, responded to a tweet about Meta making ready to launch a brand new Twitter rival referred to as Threads. He took a dig in regards to the world changing into “completely below Zuck’s thumb with no different choices” — however then one Twitter consumer jokingly warned Musk of Zuckerberg’s jiu jitsu coaching.

“I’m up for a cage match if he’s lol,” Musk wrote.

Representatives of X, Meta and Final Combating Championship, which owns the venue the place the battle would possibly happen, didn’t instantly reply to emails looking for remark.

Musk’s push to stream the video reside on X comes as he goals to show the platform right into a “digital city sq..” Nevertheless, his much-publicized Twitter Areas kickoff occasion in Might with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis saying his run for president struggled with technical glitches and a close to half-hour delay.

Musk had stated the issues have been resulting from “straining” servers as a result of so many individuals have been making an attempt to take heed to the audio-only occasion. However even at their highest, the variety of listeners listed topped out at round 420,000, removed from the thousands and thousands of viewers that televised presidential bulletins entice.