Zuckerberg points out that Musk isn’t serious about Cage Match

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.”

Zuckerberg has said more than once that he's ready to fight.
Meta’s Mark Zuckerberg (right) has said more than once that he’s ready to fight.
Mark Zuckerberg/Instagram

Musk has been training too.
Elon Musk has been training to fight Zuckerberg, who practices jiu-jitsu.
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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.

Elon Musk
Elon Musk called his tech rival a “chicken” on Sunday.

Mark Zuckerberg
Zuckerberg doesn’t think the fight will happen.

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”.


JACLYN DIAZ is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. JACLYN DIAZ joined USTimeToday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing diza@ustimetoday.com.

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