Zuckerberg revealed on Sunday on Threads: he is no longer going to try and book a fight with the Twitter owner until Musk starts to take things more seriously.
In a surprising twist, Mark Zuckerberg has made an unexpected announcement that he will no longer be pursuing a boxing match against fellow billionaire Elon Musk. The announcement was shared by Zuckerberg himself on his social media platform Threads, which is part of the Meta social media conglomerate.
Zuckerberg voiced his frustration with Musk’s seeming lack of commitment to the proposed match, stating, “It seems clear that Elon is not taking this seriously and it’s time to move on. I offered a genuine date for the event, and even Dana White offered to turn it into a legitimate competition for charity. Yet Elon won’t confirm a date, claims he needs surgery, and now suggests doing a practice round in my backyard instead.”
The idea of a showdown between Zuckerberg and Musk has captured significant public interest, sparking both excitement and skepticism. The inclusion of a real date and the possibility of UFC President Dana White’s involvement added a level of credibility to the proposed fight. However, Musk’s changing position and apparent hesitation have dampened the enthusiasm surrounding this potential matchup.
Zuckerberg’s choice to cancel the fight is driven by his desire to challenge serious athletes. He wants to prioritize engaging with opponents who are committed to a genuine competition. This decision highlights his dedication to upholding the integrity of any athletic endeavour he participates in.
Elon Musk had initially created speculation by hinting at a potential showdown with Zuckerberg. However, Musk made it clear that the UFC would not be organizing or managing the fight, a position that Zuckerberg seemingly did not endorse. These differing expectations ultimately played a role in the impossibility of arranging the fight.
Dana White, the influential figure who is heavily involved in the UFC, was a strong supporter of this match and believed it had the potential to generate billions of dollars in revenue. With his endorsement, excitement and anticipation surrounding this anticipated showdown only grew stronger.
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