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Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg say they’re ready for a cage fight

 Business competition just isn't enough for two of tech's most powerful billionaires. Now Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg say they want to settle the score in a cage fight.



Musk, who owns Twitter and is CEO of Tesla (TSLA), recently tweeted that he was "ready to play a siege" with Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta. Zuckerberg responded on Wednesday by posting a screenshot of Musk's tweet on his Instagram story with the caption, "Send me your location."


Musk then responded to a tweet by tech news site The Verge editor Alex Heath about fighting the Las Vegas Octagon, which is the Las Vegas city that hosts the Ultimate Fighting Championships. It's named after Arena.


In another tweet, he added, "I have a great knack for calling walruses when you're lying on top of them and doing nothing."


CNN reached out to The Meta for comment. “The (Instagram) story itself says it all,” a company spokesperson told The Verge.


It remains unclear whether Zuckerberg and Musk are serious or just laughing.


However, we still don't know who will win the cage fight. Musk is bigger than Zuckerberg, but Mehta's boss practices jiu-jitsu, a Brazilian martial art, and won gold and silver at a tournament in May.


Sports betting platform Oddspedia compiled odds from multiple bookmakers, including Bovada, Bet Online and Ladbrokes, and concluded that Zuckerberg had an 83% chance of winning the match.


Meanwhile, bookmaker Paddy Power is betting the match won't take place, but if it does, both men have an equal chance of winning.


"If this battle really continues, both sides will, with any luck, find a common language with each other," a spokesperson for the company in Ireland said in a statement.

The two, who were vying for the top spot on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index before Musk became the world's richest man, once clashed.


In 2017, they became involved in a very public discussion about the future of artificial intelligence.


Musk has repeatedly warned about the dangers of artificial intelligence, saying it is a potential existential threat to humanity. Zuckerberg, on the other hand, is more optimistic.


At the time, he gave a live talk on Facebook, calling the "skeptics" who drew up the "doomsday scenario" "somewhat irresponsible."


Shortly afterward, Musk responded on Twitter, saying, "I have spoken to Mark about this. His understanding of the matter is very limited."


In 2020, Musk ousted Zuckerberg from third place on the Bloomberg Billionaires list and quickly became the world's richest man.


Bernard Arnault, the head of French luxury goods giant LVMH (LVMHF), briefly lost the top spot in December, but regained the title in May. Zuckerberg is currently ranked 10th.

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