Elon Musk, the tech mogul known for his ambitious ventures, has cast uncertainty over his much-anticipated cage fight with Facebook’s co-founder, Mark Zuckerberg. The proposed date of August 26 for the showdown has been in question, and Musk’s recent revelation adds another twist to the tale.
At 52, the Tesla toughman disclosed that he is facing a potential surgery on his neck and upper back, a concern that might sideline the fight before the month’s end. Musk shared the news on X (formerly Twitter), stating that he will undergo an MRI scan to assess the extent of the injury and determine if surgery is necessary.
Mark Zuckerberg, who has been eager to face Musk in the ring, had previously expressed readiness for the fight but doubted the likelihood of the August 26 date. Despite their playful banter, both billionaires have emphasized that the fight, if it happens, will be streamed live on X, with all proceeds directed to charity for veterans.
UFC president Dana White has hyped the potential bout, predicting that it would shatter pay-per-view records and become the “biggest fight of all time.” However, with Musk’s health concern surfacing, the timeline and certainty of the match remain in question.
Zuckerberg, who has been honing his skills in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu during the pandemic, recently made his competition debut in the sport. In contrast, Musk has been diligently preparing for the fight, training with experienced fighters such as former UFC champion Georges St-Pierre, BJJ black belt Lex Friedman, and renowned grappling coach John Danaher.
As the tech titans’ cage fight hangs in the balance, the world watches eagerly to see how Musk’s medical situation unfolds and whether this colossal showdown will indeed become a reality.