Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer of Meta Platforms Inc., said it’s “time to move on” from speculation that there will be a cage fight match between him and Elon Musk.
(Bloomberg) — Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer of Meta Platforms Inc., said it’s “time to move on” from speculation that there will be a cage fight match between him and Elon Musk.
“If Elon ever gets serious about a real date and official event, he knows how to reach me. Otherwise, time to move on,” Zuckerberg posted Sunday on Meta’s Threads. “I’m going to focus on competing with people who take the sport seriously.”
Public rivalry between Musk, 52, and Zuckerberg, 39, intensified after the initial success of Meta’s Threads social media platform in July. Threads, which allows users to post short missives in a similar fashion to X, the Musk-owned platform formerly known as Twitter, reached 100 million users within a week of its launch.
Musk, the world’s richest person, talked up possibilities of a fight between him and Zuckerberg for weeks. He most recently posted that he’ll require surgery and have to recuperate for several months. According to screen grabs posted by Musk biographer Walter Isaacson, he then suggested to fight Zuckerberg at his home for a practice match. Zuckerberg declined and posted his public message.
“Can’t wait to bang on his door tomorrow,” Musk said in a response on X late Sunday.
–With assistance from Vlad Savov.
(Updates with Musk response)
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