Elon Musk has been talking quite a big game in his bizarre feud with Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
After Zuckerberg went on Threads and said he was done talking about a potential fight because he didn’t feel Musk was taking it seriously, the SpaceX founder very maturely responded by calling him a chicken.
“I think we can all agree Elon isn’t serious and it’s time to move on,” Zuckerberg said. “I offered a real date. Dana White offered to make this a legit competition for charity. Elon won’t confirm a date, then says he needs surgery, and now asks to do a practice round in my backyard instead.
“If Elon ever gets serious about a real date and official event, he knows how to reach me. Otherwise, time to move on. I’m going to focus on competing with people who take the sport seriously.”
On Monday, someone with a whole lot of experience in the fight game, ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong agreed with Mark Zuckerberg, saying Elon Musk doesn’t really want to fight.
“I normally don’t like to get involved in other people’s spats, but I am compelled to say something on the latest development of the potential fight between Mark Zuckerberg vs Elon Musk,” Sityodtong wrote on Facebook. “A few hours ago, Elon said that he was planning to show up to Mark’s house to fight him. Elon is one of the greatest entrepreneurs in history and I have a lot of respect for his guts, accomplishments, and intellect. However, I dislike bullying of any kind.”
“First, Elon genuinely knows nothing about fighting or martial arts despite his claims to the contrary,” Sityodtong continued. “As a lifelong expert martial artist who has been in my fair share of scraps, I can tell simply by the way he is acting. The problem with most men who have never fought and/or trained seriously in martial arts is exactly what Elon is doing. They have a false sense of bravado and no understanding or appreciation for what technical skills and knowledge can do in a fight. A legit blue belt in jiu-jitsu is very dangerous to someone who knows nothing.
“As CEO of the world’s largest martial arts organization and someone involved in the fight game as my life, I know when people want to fight or not. When people want to fight, they accept a fight and simply show up. When people don’t want to fight, they do exactly what Elon has been doing. They make up excuses, conditions, and reasons for avoiding the fight. Elon has made up puzzling excuse after excuse, be it the need for surgery, the need to do it in the Coliseum in Italy, the idea of doing it through his and Mark’s foundations, the idea of a backyard practice run, etc.”
As for who he thinks would win should Musk and Zuckerberg ever actually face off in a fight?
Sityodtong, who has seen Zuck train, said, “In my expert opinion, Mark will likely choke Elon unconscious in a fight.”
The only way Musk wins, according to him, is if he lands “a lucky punch due to his size and weight.”
“Mark has the gas tank for 3 rounds and Elon has the gas tank for 3 minutes,” he added.