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Zuckerberg Rips Musk For Coming Up With Excuses Not To Fight Him: 'It's Time To Move On'

The Meta CEO called out the X owner for not being 'serious' about their proposed cage fight in a pointed post on Threads.

Mark Zuckerberg; Elon Musk
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Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has declared that the proposed cage fight with fellow billionaire Elon Musk is no longer a consideration due to Musk's lack of seriousness about the event.

The details of the proposed showdown were never firmly established, and Zuckerberg has now expressed his intent to move on from the idea.

Zuckerberg shared his perspective on the situation in a post on the social platform Threads, emphasizing that Musk has not confirmed a date for the fight.

He wrote:

"Elon won’t confirm a date, then says he needs surgery, and now asks to do a practice round in my backyard instead."
“If Elon ever gets serious about a real date and official event, he knows how to reach me. Otherwise, time to move on. I’m going to focus on competing with people who take the sport seriously.”

You can see Zuckerberg's post below.

Threads screenshot of @zuck's post@zuck/Threads

The feud between Zuckerberg and Musk, both prominent tech figures, had led to the suggestion of a cage fight between the two billionaires.

Zuckerberg, known for practicing Brazilian jiu-jitsu, had proposed August 26 as a potential date for the fight. However, Musk had not confirmed the date, leaving the event's status uncertain.

Last week, Musk indicated that the fight would be streamed on his platform X (formerly Twitter), which he owns. He claimed to be preparing for the fight by lifting weights and announced that the proceeds from the event would be donated to "charity for veterans."

The absurdity of the entire situation exposed both men to online criticism.

The rivalry between the two tech giants initially gained traction when Meta launched Threads, a platform seen as a competitor to Twitter, which Musk owns.

Threads, an extension of Instagram, enables users to conveniently subscribe to all their Instagram connections with a single click. This streamlined process contributes to the rapid expansion of Threads' user base, allowing individuals to create an account within minutes.

While Threads initially attracted a significant number of sign-ups, reports later suggested that user retention and engagement were declining.