Mark Zuckerberg has accused Elon Musk of not being critical in regards to the pair having a cage combat – and says it’s time to “transfer on” from the saga.
The Fb co-founder stated his tech billionaire counterpart didn’t seem to need to undergo with the highly-anticipated conflict after failing to even agree on a date.
It comes following months of back-and-forth between the pair ever since Musk, 52, first advised the concept – just for Zuckerberg, 39, to unexpectedly respond that he was prepared to battle his rival.
However doubts have been raised if Musk is keen to undergo with the bout after claiming final week that he might must delay it as a result of he may be having again surgical procedure.
He then requested a follow combat first.
However on Sunday Zuckerberg advised he had now given up hope of the combat ever taking place.
He wrote on his social community website Threads: “I believe we will all agree Elon is not critical and it is time to transfer on.
“I supplied an actual date. [Ultimate Fighting Championship president] Dana White supplied to make this a legit competitors for charity.
“Elon will not verify a date, then says he wants surgical procedure, and now asks to do a follow spherical in my yard as a substitute.”
He added: “If Elon ever will get critical about an actual date and official occasion, he is aware of the way to attain me. In any other case, time to maneuver on. I will give attention to competing with individuals who take the game critically.”
Earlier on Sunday, Musk posted a screenshot on his social media website X, formerly known as Twitter, of a textual content dialog between the 2 males.
In line with the put up, Mr Zuckerberg wrote: “Should you nonetheless need to do an actual MMA [mixed martial arts] combat, then it’s best to prepare by yourself and let me know whenever you’re able to compete.
“I do not need to preserve hyping one thing that may by no means occur, so it’s best to both resolve you are going to do that and do it quickly, or we must always transfer on.”
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Mr Musk replied: “I will likely be in Palo Alto on Monday. Let’s combat in your Octagon”.
“I’ve not been training a lot… whereas I believe it is vitally unlikely, given our dimension distinction, maybe you’re a modern-day Bruce Lee and can one way or the other win.”
Final week Mr Musk advised the deliberate cage combat might take place in an “epic location” and claimed he had been in talks with the Italian authorities about internet hosting the occasion.
However Zuckerberg responded by saying he was “not holding his breath”.
He added: “I like this sport and I have been able to combat because the day Elon challenged me.
“If he ever agrees on an precise date, you will hear it from me. Till then, please assume something he says has not been agreed on.”