Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said this week that the proposed cage match between himself and Twitter owner Elon Musk will likely not occur. The comments come after weeks of speculation and online sparring between the owners of the social media giants.
Zuckerberg, 39, argued that Musk, 52, “isn’t serious” about the potential fight.
Last week, Musk stated that he would be receiving an MRI on his neck and upper back, which would help him decide on the timing of the match.
“If Elon ever gets serious about a real date and official event, he knows how to reach me,” he wrote. “Otherwise, time to move on. I’m going to focus on competing with people who take the sport seriously.”
Zuckerberg also said Saturday that Musk had not agreed to a date for the cage fight.
“Until then, please assume anything he says has not been agreed on,” Zuckerberg wrote.
Last week, Musk declared that the fight would be live-streamed on Twitter, which he recently rebranded “X.”
Musk wrote on the platform that all proceeds would “go to charity for veterans.”
“Shouldn’t we use a more reliable platform that can actually raise money for charity?” Zuckerberg responded.
The day prior, Musk wrote on Twitter that he was preparing for the match.
“Am lifting weights throughout the day, preparing for the fight,” he wrote. “Don’t have time to work out, so I just bring them to work.
Am lifting weights throughout the day, preparing for the fight.
Don’t have time to work out, so I just bring them to work.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 6, 2023
He also wrote under his initial post that the fight was a “civilized form of war. Men love war.”
Musk also wrote that the potential fight would take place at an “epic location” in Italy. He stated that he spoke to Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni regarding the night. “Everything in camera frame will be ancient Rome, so nothing modern at all,” Musk said.
The two social media heads agreed to a match in June but as of yet have not been able to firm up details. In addition, last month Zuckerberg stated that he held a blue belt in jujitsu.