Elon Musk Announces His Cage Fight With Zuckerberg Will Be Livestreamed On X

It’s still not clear where Elon Musk will fight Mark Zuckerberg in a cage match, but he’s announced where viewers will be able to watch online.

Elon Musk has said that his upcoming bout with Mark Zuckerberg will be broadcast on X, the rebranded version of Twitter. Musk has added that the proceeds from the fight — which is likely to be the most valuable fighting event in history — will go to charity for veterans, or former army soldiers.

Musk even showed off his preparations for the bout earlier in the day during a livestream on X. “This is me, curling a 45,” he said while casually lifting a 20 kg dumbbell over his head to a live audience of thousands. “Am lifting weights throughout the day, preparing for the fight,” he later wrote on X. “Don’t have time to work out, so I just bring them to work,” he added.

Mark Zuckerberg, meanwhile, appears to be earnestly training for the bout himself, regularly releasing videos of him sparring with world-class MMA fighters and participating in jiu jitsu tournaments. Zuckerberg has even gone on to win medals in amateur tournaments.

Now what’s caused two of the richest men in the world — Elon is worth nearly $250 billion, and Zuck is worth $100 billion — to ditch their boardrooms for the training mat is an innocuous tweet. A twitter user had said that Instagram had been looking to build a Twitter competitor, to which Musk had sardonically replied: “I’m sure Earth can’t wait to be exclusively under Zuck’s thumb with no other options.” At this point, another user had jokingly told Musk to be careful because Mark Zuckerberg had been practicing Jui Jitsu, to which Musk had replied that he was up for a cage match if Zuckerberg was. Zuckerberg seemed to take the challenge seriously, and shared a post on his Instagram saying “send me location.”

But things had escalated only further from there. Musk had even suggested the Vegas Octagon as the location of their fight, and Dana White, who runs UFC, had even spoken to both of them, and reported that both were “dead serious” about their match. He said he’d be willing to produce the match, and it could end up becoming the most watched sports event in history. And Musk and Zuckerberg now both seem to be preparing hard for the match, with training sessions with martial arts experts. It remains to be seen if the match actually does take place, but as Musk often says — the most entertaining outcome is usually the most likely.