Elon Musk vs. Mark Zuckerberg Fight: Is the Battle of the Billionaires Still Happening or Not?

The internet is rife with rumors of a supposed Elon Musk vs. Mark Zuckerberg fight, and here we will tell you how and why. In their own eyes, Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg are internet giants and legends. Both guys are extremely affluent, but the public doesn’t exactly think much of them. Years of harsh criticism have been directed at Zuckerberg for managing Facebook as well as its parent business, Meta.

The internet is rife with rumours of a supposed Elon Musk vs. Mark Zuckerberg fight

When Musk acquired control of Twitter in late 2022, his popularity began to fall quickly. Musk’s unpopular updates to Twitter, including its rebranding as X, provided Meta with the opportunity to introduce Threads, a new social network of its own. Since then, the conflict between Musk and Zuckerberg has escalated into a prospective boxing match that could take place in an actual ring.

How did the Elon Musk vs. Mark Zuckerberg rivalry begin?

Musk charged Meta with stealing Twitter’s intellectual property after Threads’ June launch

Musk charged Meta with stealing Twitter’s intellectual property after Threads’ June launch. This is due to the fact that Meta recruited some of the hundreds of Twitter employees whom Musk fired to begin working on its very own initiatives. Unintentionally or otherwise, Meta has grown into a platform that closely resembles Twitter. At first, Musk seemed to think the news was a prank. Musk and Zuckerberg don’t appear to get along very well. Twitter, as per Variety, submitted a cease-and-desist letter to Zuckerberg expressing “serious concerns”.

“Meta has engaged in systematic, willful & unlawful misappropriation of Twitter’s trade secrets and other intellectual property.”

– Allegations submitted in a cease-and-desist letter addressed to Zuckerberg by Twitter

In response, Meta’s team replied to Variety denying the allegations.

“No one on the Threads engineering team is a former Twitter employee — that’s just not a thing.”

– Meta’s spokesperson

These are some of the developments which led to the Elon Musk vs. Mark Zuckerberg drama unfolding on the internet.

Rumours about the rivalry leading up to an actual fight

The whole drama started online with this reply by Musk to a guy on Twitter. Picture Credits- CNN

Rumors about an Elon Musk vs. Mark Zuckerberg fight are currently doing rounds as both of them seem to be preparing for an actual fight.

All of this started when a user pointed out to Musk that Zuckerberg had started practicing jiu-jitsu. Musk responded by saying that he would be up for a match with Zuck if the latter agreed.

Social media users have responded to the idea, and out of all people, UFC President Dana White himself has supported the potential match. Before promising to organize the contest in Las Vegas, White went quite as far as to refer to it as the “biggest fight in the world.”

Mark Zuckerberg confirms he is absolutely no fun in a painfully boring post on that other app pic.twitter.com/gcA4NB00aK

— Ashley St. Clair (@stclairashley) August 13, 2023

The fact that Zuckerberg is currently in good form lends some legitimacy to the hypothetical match. In addition, he has been working out with middleweight UFC champs. In return, Musk has emphasized that he is also in preparation rather than backing down from the challenge.

How this drama will proceed in the future is uncertain. Whether or not this Elon Musk vs. Mark Zuckerberg fight will happen is something no one can predict as of now. However, as of now, Zuckerberg seems to have moved on from all this owing to Musk’s repeated delays despite Musk calling him a chicken for doing so. What happens next would be something even we are eager to see. This is all that we know hitherto as far as this Elon Musk vs. Mark Zuckerberg drama is concerned.