Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, two of the world’s most prominent technology billionaires, have agreed to compete in a cage match.
Mr Musk said on his Twitter account that he was “up for a cage fight” with Mr Zuckerberg.
Mr. Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram. Subsequently tweeted a copy of Mr Musk’s message with the comment “Send me location.”
“I almost never work out, except for picking up my kids and throwing them in the air,” he said on Twitter.
Meanwhile, Mr. Zuckerberg, 39, has started practicing mixed martial arts (MMA) and has lately won jiu-jitsu contests.
The arguments have gone viral. Social media users argue who would win the battle and others post parodies such as made-up ads advertising the fight.
For example, business consultant Seyi Taylor tweeted: “Choose your fighter” alongside images of the two tech titans.
Meta presented colleagues’ designs for a text-based social network aimed to compete with Twitter earlier this month.
It may allow users to follow the profiles Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg currently follow on Meta’s image-sharing program, Instagram.
It may help the firm to gain followers via decentralised networks such as Mastodon.
A Meta representative acknowledged to the BBC that the platform was in the works.
The text-based network, codenamed P92, may prove to be a more formidable competitor to Elon Musk’s Twitter than BlueSky or Mastodon.