Elon Musk made the initial move by challenging Mark Zuckerberg to a “cage match,” a spectacle that caught the attention of many. In response, Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta, accepted the challenge with the straightforward phrase, “Send Me Location,” indicating his willingness to take on the challenge. Adding to the intrigue, Zuckerberg recently surprised the public by revealing his well-defined physique in a photo he posted on social media. The picture showcased him alongside renowned Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters Israel Adesanya and Alex Volkanovski, creating a buzz among netizens.
The snapshot, taken at Zuckerberg’s residence in the scenic Lake Tahoe, California, displayed the 39-year-old billionaire beaming with confidence, standing next to the esteemed MMA stars. Adesanya, in his Instagram post tagging Zuckerberg, emphasized the seriousness of the impending match, stating, “No fugazi with Mark. This is Serious Business!!” Meanwhile, Volkanovski praised Zuckerberg’s physical prowess, referring to him as “a beast!” Zuckerberg himself expressed gratitude and excitement, commenting under the picture, “It’s an honor to train with you guys!”
Unsurprisingly, the photo garnered significant attention on Instagram, with users flooding the comments section to express their admiration for Zuckerberg’s remarkable transformation. One user exclaimed, “Zuckerberg looks incredible,” while another eagerly speculated, “Elon is in troubleee.” Within hours, the image amassed millions of likes, solidifying its status as a social media sensation.
The roots of this “cage fight” frenzy can be traced back to February when Mark Zuckerberg unveiled “Threads,” an app that drew striking similarities to Elon Musk’s Twitter platform. This announcement ignited a power struggle between the two tech titans. In a subsequent move, Zuckerberg introduced a controversial Tweet limit, prompting an exodus of Twitter users to seek alternative platforms. Threads, capitalizing on the opportunity, experienced exponential growth, surpassing the remarkable milestone of 100 million sign-ups within a mere 5-6 days, surpassing even the disruptive ChatGPT.
Unsurprisingly, Elon Musk, known for his outspoken nature, was quick to voice his disapproval of the Threads app, arguing that it stifles users’ ability to express their true selves. Tensions escalated when Alex Spiro, Twitter’s legal representative, sent a notice to Mark Zuckerberg, alleging that former Twitter employees had been involved in the development of the Threads app. Spiro further claimed that Twitter’s closely guarded “trade secrets” had been employed to expedite the app’s creation within a remarkably short timeframe. This added another layer of complexity to the already intense rivalry between Zuckerberg and Musk, heightening the anticipation surrounding their potential face-off in the “cage match.”