“I would totally kick your ass but my mum won’t let me” is perhaps the funniest conclusion for the upcoming cage fight between Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg – and that’s exactly how the story’s played out. Yesterday (June 26), Musk’s mum, AKA the South African model Maye Musk, took to Twitter to air her disapproval at the billionaire-versus-billionaire brawl due to take place at the Vegas Octagon later this year.
“Don’t encourage this match!” she tweeted at podcaster Lex Fridman last week, before adding: “Actually, I cancelled the fight. I haven’t told them yet. But I will continue to say the fight is cancelled, just in case.”
The very-public intervention comes one week after SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk challenged Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg to a cage fight. Aside from being two of the most famous billionaires on the planet, they’re both middle-aged and... out of shape, although Zuck has been rumoured to hold a jiu-jitsu white belt (read: beginner).
While the idea of two full-grown man-children throwing their toys out of the pram on live television sounds blissfully absurd, Musk is a renowned gossip-monger, with a long history of making statements that are not serious or which fail to happen – so who’s to say whether the fight was actually ever serious or just a distraction from Musk’s ever-radicalising agenda. Whatever the motive, one thing we can’t dispute is that he’s a 51-year-old still under the duress of his mother, so lol.