Mark Zuckerberg says he's ready to fight Elon Musk 'today,' but the X CEO hasn't confirmed a fight date: 'Not holding my breath.'


Mark Zuckerberg said he's prepared to fight Elon Musk and is just waiting for a response from his opponent.

Since June, the two social media heads have been posting on their respective platforms about the idea of a cage fight — a proposal that seems to have been first prompted by a random Twitter user.

Twitter has since been rebranded as X.

"I'm up for a cage match if he is lol," Musk wrote on June 20. To which Zuckerberg soon responded: "Send me location."

On Sunday afternoon, Zuckerberg posted on his own platform, Threads, saying he is "ready today" and that he proposed August 26 for a fight date when Musk first challenged him.

"I suggested Aug 26 when he first challenged, but he hasn't confirmed. Not holding my breath," Zuckerberg wrote.

Hours before, Musk posted that the fight would be live-streamed on X and that "all proceeds will go to charity for veterans." But it doesn't appear that Zuckerberg agreed to those conditions.

"Shouldn't we use a more reliable platform that can actually raise money for charity?" Zuckerberg wrote on Threads, responding to Musk's proposal to stream the fight on X.

Beyond social media posts from Zuckerberg and Musk, more formal signs that the fight is happening have yet to materialize.

UFC President Dana White previously said the two are "absolutely dead serious" about the fight. But Musk's mom Maye appeared to throw cold water at the chance of the event happening when she tweeted on June 22 that "the fight has been canceled."

"Great relief!" she said.

Several venues for the matchup have been floated, including The UFC Octagon in Las Vegas and the ancient Colosseum in Rome.

Musk and a spokesperson for Meta did not respond to a request for comment sent during the weekend.

Elon Musk wants people to know he weighs 300 pounds and totally stands a chance against Mark Zuckerberg in a cage match.

It all started on Sunday with a post from Ed Krassenstein on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter. Krassenstein is a self-described journalist who's probably best known for having been suspended from Twitter in 2019 for trolling then-President Trump's tweets. He was reinstated to the platform in 2022.

In the post, Krassenstein presented a "fight card" of the much-hyped Zuck vs. Musk fight.

He described Musk as "6'2" and reportedly 187 lbs" and "built like a crash-test dummy." Zuckerberg is "155 lbs" and "one of the stronger nerds you will meet," Krassenstein wrote.

It's worth stating up front that we don't know either tech mogul's weight, or where Krassenstein's information comes from. Musk, however, took the bait and joined the conversation.

"I weigh at least 300 lbs," Musk replied, appearing to object to Krassenstein's characterization of his weight class. 

In another reply to the thread, Musk also broke down his chances of winning a cage match against Zuckerberg. 

"If the fight is short, I probably win. If long, he may win on endurance," Musk wrote. "I am much bigger and there is a reason MMA has weight divisions." 

Zuckerberg has been skeptical about Musk's intentions to show up for the tech bro showdown. 

"I suggested Aug 26 when he first challenged, but he hasn't confirmed. Not holding my breath," the Meta CEO wrote on Threads on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Musk is getting hyped about the fight again after a month of radio silence on the particulars of when and where the billionaires plan to beat each other up. On Sunday, he announced that the Zuck vs. Musk cage match will be live-streamed on X, with all proceeds going to a charity for veterans.

Musk also claimed he's been lifting "45 lb weights" to "build muscle" and prep for the fight. No solid dates have been announced though, so despite all the fanfare and barb-trading, the whole thing is still up in the air.

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