While many people hoped to see Zuckerberg and Musk duke it out during a charity fight, it seems likely the event will never happen. Zuckerberg shared status updates on the plan multiple times this past summer, ultimately stating in mid-August via a Threads post, “I think we can all agree Elon isn’t serious and it’s time to move on.” Musk didn’t take Zuckerberg’s blunt statement well and began posting what appeared to be passive-aggressive jabs at Zuckerberg, followed by the bizarre suggestion that he may show up at the latter billionaire’s home uninvited for an impromptu fight.
Though Musk has demonstrated that he’s very skilled at dodging actual plans to meet and fight Zuckerberg, he is still talking a big game. During the aforementioned appearance on the JRE podcast, Musk said that Meta’s CEO shouldn’t fight him, suggesting that due to being shorter and weighing less than Musk, Zuckerberg would naturally lose the fight. That hasn’t stopped some from betting on a Zuckerberg victory, as the latter billionaire is considerably younger than Musk, who is 52 years old. As well, Zuckerberg started training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu during the pandemic, he has participated in tournaments, and he even had an octagon built in his backyard.