Mark Zuckerberg Mocks Elon Musk on Home Territory After Rivaling $44 Billion Investment Amid MMA Fight Rumors

Published 07/06/2023, 12:56 AM EDT

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Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk seem to be playing their new rival roles perfectly. Ever since talks of a cage fight between the pair gained traction, the tech billionaires have been doing their fair share to keep the world entertained. While a martial arts contest between the pair is far from being materialized, their competition in the field of technology just changes gears. In a move that rivals Twitter, Zuckerberg launched Meta’s equivalent of the bird app, named ‘Threads.’ Shortly after the launch, the Meta CEO made a tweet, seemingly taking a jibe at Musk.

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Within two hours of its launch, Threads amassed over 2 million users. This does not include users from the European Union where they are yet to roll out the app. Zuckerberg himself has over 200,000 followers at the moment. The numbers that followed the rollout clearly impressed the 39-year-old. The Facebook founder has made it clear that he wants Meta to replace Twitter. Therefore, he returned to the enemy territory after eleven years and sounded the battle horn without using a single word.

Mark Zuckerberg takes aim at Elon Musk after Threads rollout

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Mark Zuckerberg last used Twitter on January 18, 2012. In that decade-old tweet, he wanted his followers to ask their congressmen to be pro-internet. Eleven years later, he has returned to Twitter, this time with a witty move to ignite a second rivalry with Musk.

In his tweet made just hours ago, Zuckerberg shared the viral Spiderman meme template with no context. With two Spidermen pointing at each other, fans and followers of the tech giant did not have to guess too hard to put two and two together.

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In one of his first posts, ‘Zuck’ laid out his plans for popularizing Threads. He wrote, “It’ll take some time, but I think there should be a public conversations app with 1 billion+ people on it. Twitter has had the opportunity to do this but hasn’t nailed it. Hopefully we will.”

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While Zuckerberg is declaring a battle on the business front lines, Musk is preparing for their highly-anticipated but unconfirmed MMA bout. He recently took the offer to train with a UFC legend to that same end.

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When talks of Musk vs ‘Zuck’ took over the internet, former UFC two-weight champion and Hall of Fame member Georges St-Pierre stepped up and offered his services to Musk. The 52-year-old recently took the offer and had a training session with GSP and his team.

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After their training session, Musk posed alongside the ex-UFC star, his coach John Danaher, and BJJ black belt podcaster Lex Fridman. Meanwhile, Zuckerberg has fired shots at Musk’s home territory.

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How do you think Musk will respond to this? And have you tried Threads yet? What are your reviews of the supposed Twitter killer? Let us know in the comments below.

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Yeswanth Praveen

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Yeswanth Praveen is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports, having written over 500 articles on the sport. With a Master’s degree in English Literature, Yeswanth expertly combines his writing and storytelling skills with his passion for MMA. He was initially drawn to the sport after the intense rivalry between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov captured his attention.
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