What did Elon Musk mom have to say about the fight against Mark Zuckerberg? Is the fight cancelled? Learn all you need to know.
Elon Musk’s mother is worried for her son’s safety and told people, ‘don’t encourage this match’ when asked about the possibility of the Tesla founder facing Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg. Maye Musk, 75, is very much against the idea of her son getting hurt in the ring. She took to Twitter to share her opposition to the matchup and told people not to encourage it and said she ‘canceled the fight.’
Musk issued the challenge last week as there was a discussion on Facebook parent company META creating a Twitter rival. Twitter owner Musk then challenged Zuckerberg to a cage fight. Zuckerberg responded on Instagram, saying ‘send me location’ and it looked like the fight might actually happen.
While both men have trained in different forms of fighting, there has yet to be confirmed the spectacle has been scheduled. ‘Don’t encourage this match!’, Maye wrote in response to podcaster Lex Fridman who seemed to take joy in the proposed fight between the two billionaires last Thursday.
In another tweet, she wrote: ‘Actually, I canceled the fight. I haven’t told them yet. But I will continue to say the fight is canceled, just in case…’ The following day, Maye suggested an alternative to the physical bout, a proposal that only involved words. ‘A verbal fight only,’ she suggested. ‘Three questions each. The funniest answers win. Who agrees?’
Who is more likely to win the Elon Musk-Mark Zuckerberg fight if it took place?
If the fight does take place, Zuckerberg is at an advantage courtesy of his familiarity with Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
Musk, 51, is by far the richer of the two and is both heavier and taller than Zuckerberg, 39, but the META founder poses a serious threat, due to his keen passion for Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Musk suggested the fight with Zuckerberg on June 20 in a tweet and said: ‘I’m up for a cage match if he is lol.’
The Facebook founder, who has enjoyed recent success in a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament, seemed to agree the following day.