The much-touted cage fight between tech rivals Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk appears to be on hold.
Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, said Sunday he believes Musk, owner of
“I think we can all agree that Elon is not serious and it’s time to move on,” Facebook wrote the founder wrote on his new platform Threads Sunday.
He said he offered a real date for the billionaire fight and that UFC President Dana White was willing to make the fight a “legitimate competition” and donate the proceeds to charity.
“Elon won’t confirm an appointment, then says he needs surgery and now asks to do a practice round in my backyard instead,” Zuckerberg wrote. “If Elon is ever serious about a real date and an official event, he knows how to reach me.”
In return Musk named Zuckerberg a “chicken” on X in response to a tweet about the anger.
Zuckerberg, 39, has previously complained that he’s ready to take on his tech rival, but Musk, 52, declined to commit to specific details.
Before Zuckerberg’s recent attack on his social media competitor Musk shared an alleged text exchange between him and Zuckerberg.
The lyrics reportedly saw Zuckerberg telling Musk to train alone and let him know when he was ready for a brawl.
Zuckerberg, who trains ju-jitsu, apparently said he didn’t want to keep playing up something that would never happen and advised Musk to either engage in the cage fight or forget it.
Musk responded via text message that he hadn’t practiced much, but inquired about a practice match in Zuckerberg’s octagon in the backyard.
Musk, who also runs Tesla and SpaceX, first challenged Musk to a “cage fight” in June, which Zuckerberg was quick to accept.
The owner of
He teased that it would take place at an “epic location” in Italy.
But he also recently revealed he has a shoulder problem that may require surgery and has a recovery time of “a few months”.