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Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg agree to fight in a cage

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Tech billionaires, Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, have agreed to fight each other in a cage match.

Mr Musk, Tesla CEO who recently acquired Twitter, posted a message on his social media platform that he was “up for a cage fight” with Mr Zuckerberg.

Mr Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook and Instagram, parent company Meta, then posted a screenshot of Mr Musk’s tweet with the caption “send me location”.

“The story speaks for itself,” a Meta spokesperson told the BBC.

Mr Musk then replied to Mr Zuckerberg’s response with: “Vegas Octagon.”

The Octagon is the competition mat and fenced-in area used for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bouts. The UFC is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mr Musk, who turns 52 later this month, also tweeted: “I have this great move that I call “The Walrus”, where I just lie on top of my opponent & do nothing.”

He also tweeted: “I almost never work out, except for picking up my kids & throwing them in the air.”

Meanwhile, 39-year-old Mr Zuckerberg has already been training in mixed martial arts (MMA) and has recently won jiu-jitsu tournaments.

Twitter did not provide a statement when contacted by the BBC for comment.

The exchanges have gone viral with social media users debating who would win the bout, while others have posted memes including mocked up posters advertising the fight.

Earlier this month, Meta showed staff plans for a text-based social network designed to compete with Twitter, sources have told the BBC.

It could allow users to follow accounts they already follow on Instagram, Meta’s image-sharing app.

It could potentially allow the company to bring over followers from decentralised platforms such as Mastodon.

A Meta spokesperson confirmed to the BBC that the platform was in development.

The text-based network – which has a working title of P92 – could turn out to be a greater rival to Elon Musk’s Twitter than either BlueSky or Mastodon, BBC reported.

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