/ Mark Zuckerberg says you’ll hear from him when the fight is actually scheduled.

By Jay Peters, a news editor who writes about technology, video games, and virtual worlds. He’s submitted several accepted emoji proposals to the Unicode Consortium.

Aug 11, 2023, 8:57 PM UTC|

The Verge

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Threads that he’s “ready to fight” X owner Elon Musk but not to believe that there’s a scheduled date until he confirms it.

Musk claimed Friday morning that the fight would be livestreamed on X and “Meta,” and that everything you’d see on camera “will be ancient Rome.” Italy’s culture minister promptly indicated in a statement that the planning isn’t as far along as Musk suggests, nor will any event actually be held in Rome. Now Zuckerberg is indicating that the rest of the details are a surprise to him, too.

“I love this sport and I’ve been ready to fight since the day Elon challenged me,” Zuckerberg said. “If he ever agrees on an actual date, you’ll hear it from me. Until then, please assume anything he says has not been agreed on.”

Musk was the one who originally uttered the idea of a cage match into the world in June. Zuckerberg, who has taken up martial arts training and competed in Jiu Jitsu, has seemed game for the fight from the beginning. But since then, the fight hasn’t quite come together, even though Zuckerberg says he suggested an August 26th date for the bout. Given that Musk said Friday that he’ll need “a few months” to recover from minor surgery on his right shoulder blade, we might be waiting awhile for the match to happen, if it does at all.

Zuckerberg did hint at some kind of fighting event in the future, however, whether or not Musk is involved. “Not holding my breath for Elon, but I’ll share details on my next fight when I’m ready,” he said on Friday. “When I compete, I want to do it in a way that puts a spotlight on the elite athletes at the top of the game. You do that by working with professional orgs like the UFC or ONE to pull this off well and create a great card.”

He also shared a photo from a training session in his own backyard octagon.

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