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Musk says his cage fight with Zuckerberg will be live-streamed on X

Musk says his cage fight with Zuckerberg will be live-streamed on X

New York: Elon Musk says his potential in-person fight with Mark Zuckerberg would be streamed on his social media site X, formerly known as Twitter.

The two tech billionaires have been egging each other into a mixed martial art ‘cage match’ in Las Vegas since June when Musk said that he was "up for a cage match" with Zuckerberg, who is trained in jiujitsu.

A day later, Zuckerberg, 39, who has posted pictures of matches he has won on his company's Instagram platform, asked Musk, 51, to "send location" for the proposed throwdown.

Musk replied "Vegas Octagon", referring to an events centre where mixed martial arts (MMA) championship bouts are held.

Musk then said he would start training if the cage fight took shape.

“Zuck v Musk fight will be live-streamed on X,” Musk wrote in a post Sunday on the platform. “All proceeds will go to charity for veterans.”

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Earlier on Sunday, Musk said on X that he was "lifting weights throughout the day, preparing for the fight", adding that he did not have time to work out so brings the weights to work.

Whether or not Musk and Zuckerberg actually make it to the ring has yet to be seen - especially as Musk often tweets about action prematurely or without following through.

But even if their cage match agreement is all a joke, the banter has gained attention.

When a user on X asked Musk the point of the fight, Musk responded by saying "It's a civilized form of war. Men love war".

It all started when Musk, who owns X, responded to a tweet about Meta preparing to release a new Twitter rival called Threads.

He took a dig about the world becoming “exclusively under Zuck's thumb with no other options”. However, a Twitter user jokingly warned Musk of Zuckerberg's jiu jitsu training.

“I'm up for a cage match if he is lol,” Musk wrote late Tuesday.

Musk's push to stream the video live on X comes as he's pushing to turn the platform into a “digital town square.”

However, his much-publicised Twitter Spaces kickoff event in May with Florida Gov Ron DeSantis announcing his run for president struggled with technical glitches and a near half-hour delay.

Musk had said the problems were due to “straining” servers because so many people were trying to listen to the audio-only event. But even at their highest, the number of listeners listed topped out at around 420,000, far from the millions of viewers that televised presidential announcements attract.

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