The playful rivalry between Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta Platforms (formerly known as Facebook), and Elon Musk, CEO of various companies including Tesla and SpaceX, continues to captivate social media audiences as they exchange banter about a proposed cage fight. The two tech moguls have been taunting each other for months, with the latest twist involving a potential physical showdown.

In a post on Meta’s new social media app Threads, Zuckerberg suggested 26 August as the date for the highly anticipated bout. Responding to Musk’s claim that he was training “throughout the day” for the fight, Zuckerberg expressed readiness but highlighted that Musk had not confirmed the match.

Their playful exchange didn’t end there. A Threads user asked if the fight had been mutually agreed upon, to which Zuckerberg humorously replied that it was more like “funding secured,” alluding to Musk’s past promise in 2018 to take Tesla private, which never materialised and led to a significant financial penalty.

The saga took an intriguing twist when Musk cast doubts on the fight’s exact date due to potential neck and upper back surgery. He stated that the “Exact date is still in flux.”

Musk had previously suggested that the fight would be broadcast live on his social media platform X (formerly Twitter), and any proceeds from the event would go to veterans’ charities. When questioned about the purpose of the bout, Musk responded, “It’s a civilised form of war. Men love war.”

Zuckerberg countered the streaming proposal, suggesting a more reliable platform for raising charity funds. The exchange showcases their friendly competition and provides a glimpse into their differing approaches to the showdown.

The rivalry escalated in June when Musk initially proposed the cage fight. Zuckerberg responded by posting “send me location,” and Musk followed with “Vegas Octagon,” referring to the competition mat used for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bouts. While Musk’s enthusiasm was evident, he later posted videos of walruses, suggesting his challenge may have been in jest.

Mark Zuckerberg, a martial arts enthusiast, remains enthusiastic about the sport, expressing his commitment to competing with dedicated individuals. As the banter continues, the tech world eagerly awaits updates on whether the cage fight will indeed take place, providing a unique twist to the ongoing rivalry between these high-profile CEOs.