Zuckerberg Trains With UFC Champions In Anticipation for Epic MMA Showdown With Elon Musk
Meta CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, engaged in a rigorous training session alongside renowned UFC champions Israel Adesanya and Alexander Volkanovski on Tuesday, drawing attention and fueling speculation about a potential mixed martial arts (MMA) bout between him and Twitter CEO, Elon Musk.The notion of an MMA showdown between the tech tycoons initially emerged as a playful exchange on social media a few weeks ago. However, tensions have been escalating between the two ever since Zuckerberg introduced Threads, a Twitter-like application, intensifying the rivalry.Threads, unveiled on July 5, 2023, swiftly amassed a staggering user base of over 100 million individuals worldwide. Nevertheless, Musk, the visionary behind Tesla and SpaceX, voiced his belief that Threads was brought to fruition through questionable means, accusing Zuckerberg’s Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, of engaging in unfair practices.The Tesla and SpaceX CEO expressed his sentiments in response to a tweet reporting Twitter’s purported intent to take legal action against Meta for alleged misconduct related to the development of Threads. On Friday, July 7, 2023, Musk tweeted, “Competition is acceptable, but resorting to cheating is not.”As online discussions surrounding the new application grew more heated, the banter between these influential figures reignited, with both parties daring each other to a clash inside the MMA cage. While some interpreted the challenge as playful exchanges between the two high-profile individuals, the anticipation surrounding this unlikely matchup steadily intensified, especially as images surfaced of both Zuckerberg and Musk training with professional MMA fighters.Zuckerberg, in response to the snapshot capturing his training session with Adesanya and Volkanovski, expressed his gratitude, stating, “It is a great honor to train alongside you guys!” Meanwhile, “The Last Stylebender” himself, Adesanya, took to social media, posting photos from the training session and affirming, “No pretense with Mark. This is Serious Business.” Volkanovski, the reigning UFC featherweight champion, also chimed in, commending Zuckerberg’s prowess by addressing him directly, “@zuck, you’re a force to be reckoned with! Always a pleasure catching up.”Musk, too, appears to be preparing for combat, having been spotted training alongside UFC legend Georges St-Pierre on Tuesday, July 3, 2023.