Elon Musk reignites discussions of a potential clash with Mark Zuckerberg.
The tycoons have been engaging in a heated dialogue over a possible exhibition match for the past few months. Even though the talks seemed to have fizzled out, Musk reignited the conversation on Sunday by stating that the match would be broadcast live on X, the social media network which is still commonly referred to as Twitter despite its name change.
Here’s what Musk tweeted.
“Musk v Zuckerberg clash will be broadcast live on X,” penned Musk. “Proceeds from the event will be directed towards a veterans’ charity.”
Apart from Musk’s declaration, there are scant details available, with no mention of a date or the specific charity the match aims to support. There is no word yet from Zuckerberg in response to Musk’s latest announcement.
Lately, Musk has been promoting the live-streaming capabilities of X, amidst a fiercely competitive social media landscape. Zuckerberg has released Threads as an alternative to the rebranded Twitter. Musk became the owner of Twitter this past October, after acquiring it for $44 billion.
Following the takeover, numerous advertisers have deserted the platform due to sweeping changes made to the service. Musk revealed that there’s been a 50% dip in advertising revenue, causing X to operate at a loss. Zuckerberg’s Threads has also struggled after an impressive launch that saw around 100 million registrations, with the user base now dwindling to less than half.
Dana White, the UFC President, has shown an interest in promoting the Musk vs Zuckerberg contest, but dismissed the idea of it happening at UFC 300 next year. In addition to White, several MMA figures have expressed interest in participating, with Jon Jones offering to coach Zuckerberg and Georges St-Pierre showing support for Team Musk.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Musk-Zuckerberg fight
Who are the parties involved in the proposed fight?
Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, both influential business tycoons, are the parties involved in the discussed exhibition match.
Where is the fight between Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg planned to be live-streamed?
The fight is planned to be live-streamed on the social media platform X, which is still popularly known as Twitter despite its rebranding.
What will happen to the proceeds from the Musk vs. Zuckerberg fight?
The proceeds from the fight will be donated to a charity for veterans, as per Elon Musk’s statement.
Who is promoting the fight between Musk and Zuckerberg?
UFC President Dana White has expressed interest in promoting the fight between Musk and Zuckerberg.
Have there been any reactions from the MMA community regarding this fight?
Yes, several figures in the MMA world have shown interest in this proposed fight. For example, Jon Jones has offered to train Zuckerberg, while Georges St-Pierre has shown support for Team Musk.