Mark Zuckerberg has chosen to step away from the idea of engaging in a clash with fellow billionaire Elon Musk, at least for the present moment. In a recent statement on Threads, a component of his Meta social media portfolio, Zuckerberg disclosed that he’s no longer pursuing a confrontation with the owner of Twitter until Musk adopts a more serious approach.
Zuckerberg shared, “We can all agree that Elon isn’t approaching this matter with seriousness, and I believe it’s time to move on.” He elaborated, “I extended a genuine invitation for a specific date. Dana White even proposed turning this into a legitimate charitable competition. Elon has been hesitant to confirm a date, initially citing the need for surgery, and now suggesting a practice session in my backyard.”
The head of Meta emphasized that if Elon Musk genuinely becomes interested in arranging an official event with a concrete date, he knows how to reach out. In the absence of such a commitment, Zuckerberg emphasized the necessity of shifting his focus to competitors who exhibit a true dedication to the sport.
Musk recently sparked significant attention when he asserted that a face-off between him and Zuckerberg was in the works. However, he stipulated that the UFC would not be involved from a management perspective, a condition that Zuckerberg found unappealing. As discussions progressed, the concept of organizing the high-profile showdown between the two billionaires gradually lost momentum. Dana White, notably, has been a strong proponent of this idea, suggesting that it could potentially generate a staggering billion dollars in revenue.