Elon Musk vs Mark Zuckerberg To Be Streamed on X

Ever since Twitter (X?) overlord Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg agreed to an IRL fight, aside from a topless flex from the latter, it had all gone a little quiet.

Thankfully, you can’t keep Musk hush for too long and on August he popped up on his newly-revamped platform to share streaming news on the pair’s upcoming bout.

Musk confirmed that the fight – which is yet to have a date – will be streamed exclusively on X with all proceeds going to charity.

From day one we’ve been calling this one Thrilla In The Meta and, honestly, we aren’t sure what we’re more excited for: seeing Musk and Zuckerberg come to IRL blows, or seeing two lab-made robot humans pretend to feel pain. Either way it’ll be a show, if it happens anyway.

In reply to Musk’s bout offer, Zuckerberg posted a screenshot of the original tweet on his official Instagram account with the caption “send me location,” which, to untrained e-baiters, means “yes and where?”

Musk then replied to Zuckerberg’s response with “Vegas Octagon” (the arena used for UFC fighting bouts) as to the location of the scrap, which could also suggest that the Tesla CEO is game for an all round scrappy affair.

The goading didn’t stop there. Musk then tweeted one of his signature moves: “I have this great move that I call ‘The Walrus’, where I just lie on top of my opponent & do nothing,” before later suffixing his walrus threat with: “I almost never work out, except for picking up my kids & throwing them in the air.”

Musk will presumably need more than a little child-throwing strength to overcome Zuckerberg, who recently won a handful of jiu-jitsu tournaments and posted an impressive 5k PR.

That’s not to say Musk doesn’t stand a chance, because as we know Zuckerberg being good at a “combat sport” based around grappling and hugging doesn’t mean he can take a punch.

Personally, we’re just kinda interested to see if either Musk or Zuckerberg are capable of bleeding. We’ll see.

This article was originally published on June 22 and updated on August 7.

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