Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, two of the most well-known technology billionaires in the world, have agreed to square off in a cage match.
Mr. Musk declared that he was “up for a cage fight” with Mr. Zuckerberg in a statement on the social media site Twitter.
A screenshot of Mr. Musk’s tweet with the message “send me location” was subsequently tweeted by Mr. Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook and Instagram parent firm Meta.
“The tale stands on its own,”
The comment from Mr. Zuckerberg was then met with Mr. Musk’s response, “Vegas Octagon.”
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fights take place on a competition mat inside of a fenced-in arena called The Octagon. Based in Las Vegas, Nevada, the UFC.
Later this month, Mr. Musk, who will be 52, also tweeted: “I have this great move that I call “The Walrus,” where I just lie on top of my opponent and do nothing.”
Later, he posted a few walrus videos, maybe indicating that his challenge to Mr. Zuckerberg wasn’t fully serious.
As he added in another tweet, “I almost never work out, except for picking up my kids & throwing them in the air.”
In the meantime, Mr. Zuckerberg, 39, has been practicing mixed martial arts (MMA) and has lately triumphed in jiu-jitsu competitions.
The BBC approached Twitter for comment but received no response.
The debate over who would win the fight has gone widespread on social media, with fans posting memes and spoof advertisements for the match.
Seyi Taylor, a business consultant, tweeted, for instance, “Choose your fighter” along with images of the two tech executives.