Elon Musk has claimed he'll conflict tech rival Mark Zuckerberg 'any place, anywhere' aft nan Facebook founder appeared to propulsion retired of nan conflict past month.
The brace were successful discussions to shape a 'cage match' astatine the Colosseum successful Rome, pinch UFC chief Dana White moreover stepping successful to thief negotiations.
But aft Zuckerberg claimed his attraction is now connected 'competing pinch group who return nan athletics seriously,' X (formerly Twitter) proprietor Musk has offered his broadside of nan story.
Speaking connected nan Joe Rogan Experience, Musk said that Zuckerberg had reservations astir fighting without UFC branding astatine the Colosseum.
'And past Zuck pulled out. He utilized nan pull-out method,' Musk cracked, adding that he was consenting to conflict nether UFC rules.
Elon Musk said he would conflict tech rival Mark Zuckerberg 'anywhere, immoderate time' this week
Zuckerberg had antecedently accused Musk of 'not being serious,' nan Tesla laminitis said
“I’ll conflict you immoderate place, anywhere, nether immoderate rules.”
Elon Musk tells Joe Rogan that it was Mark Zuckerberg that pulled retired of nan first fight. pic.twitter.com/8mXHp9KGDR
In text messages leaked to biographer Walter Isaacson successful August, Zuckerberg told Musk, 'If you still want to do a existent MMA fight, past you should train connected your ain and fto maine cognize erstwhile you're fresh to compete.'
Musk told Rogan this week, 'He accused maine of not being serious. And I said, 'Listen, astatine nan extremity of nan day, I'll conflict you immoderate place, anyplace nether immoderate rules.''
The 52-year-old added, 'I'm measurement bigger than him, it's unfair. I don't deliberation he should conflict me.'
The Tesla laminitis said that he had erstwhile fighting experience, including competing successful martial arts arsenic a teenager.
However, he admitted to Zuckerberg successful their August matter speech that he had 'not been practicing much, isolated from a little bout pinch Lex Fridman today.'
Zuckerberg, meanwhile, was seen training pinch UFC stars Israel Adesanya and Alex Volkanovski earlier this year.
Israel Adesanya (left) and Alexander Volkanovski (right) trained pinch Mark Zuckerberg
Nonetheless, it doesn't look that a Musk-Zuckerberg conflict will beryllium happening.
In September, White poured acold h2o connected nan imaginable matchup. 'I ne'er opportunity never, but astir apt not,' he said connected 'OutKick The Morning.'
White bemoaned nan costs of failing to make nan billion-dollar fight, fixed nan proceeds were owed to spell to charity.
'Let maine show you who would triumph successful that fight: immoderate charities were picked to donate nan money to,' he added.
Musk’s father, Errol Musk, has besides said it is not going to happen.
‘It’s to get publicity for X,' he claimed. 'Elon’s not faking it, conscionable drafting attraction to X.'