It appears that Elon Musk’s mother is not particularly confident in her son’s fighting prowess, as she pleads with people to refrain from encouraging a showdown between him and Mark Zuckerberg.
What started as a mere joke about a ‘cage match’ between Musk and Zuckerberg quickly gained momentum, with talks of training, pay-per-view streams, and even involvement from Dana White.
The notion of a fight between these two social media tycoons arose when it was rumored that Zuckerberg’s company, Meta, was developing an app to rival Twitter. Musk expressed his willingness for a ‘cage match’ to demonstrate who is superior, and Zuckerberg enthusiastically accepted by sharing the proposal on Instagram, stating, “Send me location.”
UFC president Dana White asserted that both men are ‘dead serious’ about proceeding with the fight, but it seems there is one individual in the world who does not want it to happen: Musk’s mother.
After Musk responded to Zuckerberg’s post, declaring that the fight would take place in the ‘Vegas Octagon,’ Maye Musk suggested an alternative form of battle. She wrote, “No joking. Fight with words only. In armchairs. 4 feet apart. The funniest person wins.”
Maye’s efforts to dissuade her son from fighting Zuckerberg, who has training in jiu-jitsu, have taken various forms. In one post, she claimed that the fight had been ‘canceled,’ much to her ‘great relief.’
She later added, “Actually, I canceled the fight. I haven’t told them yet. But I will continue to say the fight is canceled, just in case…” Unfortunately, Maye’s attempts have done little to quell the excitement surrounding the potential fight.
Last week, podcast host Lex Fridman made it clear that he supported the idea, stating, “A jiu-jitsu match between Zuck and Elon would definitely be a fun plot twist in this simulation. I’m all for it.” However, Maye quickly reprimanded Fridman for his endorsement, responding, “Don’t encourage this match!”
Despite Maye’s concerns, there are still many people who are thrilled by the prospect of the fight. One person replied, “Sometimes a son just has to throw hands,” while another jokingly suggested, “I still say mud wrestling.”
Nevertheless, Maye does have some supporters who find the idea of Zuckerberg and Musk engaging in a battle of wits rather amusing. Perhaps they could find a compromise and incorporate both ideas into the event?