In a statement released on Threads Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg suggested Sunday that it might be “time to move on” from the idea of a cage fight with Tesla CEO and X owner Elon Musk since “Elon isn’t serious.”
“I think we can all agree Elon isn’t serious and it’s time to move on,” Zuckerberg wrote. “I offered a real date. Dana White offered to make this a legit competition for charity.”
Zuckerberg claimed that Musk has refused to confirm a date for the proposed cage fight, attempted to postpone the event by suggesting he might need surgery, and requested a “practice round” in Zuckerberg’s “backyard.”
“If Elon ever gets serious about a real date and official event, he knows how to reach me,” Zuckerberg sated. “Otherwise, time to move on. I’m going to focus on competing with people who take the sport seriously.”
While Zuckerberg claims Musk is not serious about following through with the cage fight, Musk tweeted additional details for the proposed event on Friday. Musk announced that the fight would be managed by the two tech titans’ foundations instead of the UFC. Expanding upon a previous announcement, Musk said the fight would be live-streamed on both X and Meta.
“Everything in camera frame will be ancient Rome, so nothing modern at all,” Musk tweeted. “I spoke to the PM of Italy and Minister of Culture. They have agreed on an epic location.”
Despite Musk’s announcement on X, Zuckerberg appears frustrated with Musk’s lack of commitment to a particular date for the cage fight. On Sunday, Musk tweeted a screenshot of an apparent conversation between the two social media giants.
According to the screenshot, Musk suggested a practice between himself and Zuckerberg in the backyard octagon of Zuckerberg’s house in Palo Alto, California. In response to his suggestion, Zuckerberg wrote, “If you still want to do a real MA fight, then you should train on your own and let me know when you’re ready to compete.”
Zuckerberg reportedly told Musk he did not want to “keep hyping something that will never happen.” As a result, Zuckerberg told Musk he should commit to an actual MMA fight, “or we should move on.”