Elon Musk says he may need surgery before Zuckerberg fight

Tesla Motors and X chief says he is getting an MRI done soon

By Web Desk
August 07, 2023
Elon Musk is getting ready to fight Mark Zuckerberg. — Reuters/File

The Chief Executive Officer of Tesla Motors and X (formerly known as Twitter) Elon Musk stated that he wants to get his neck and back checked before the fight and may even need surgery.

No date for the fight has been confirmed but it may take place at UFC Apex in Nevada.

"Exact date is still in flux. I'm getting an MRI of my neck & upper back tomorrow," Musk said on Sunday night, responding to a tweet about Mark Zuckerberg waiting for his confirmation to set a date for fight night.

"May require surgery before the fight can happen. Will know this week," Musk continued.

On the same day, Musk stated that his fight with Zuckerberg will be live-streamed on X.

“Zuck v Musk fight will be live-streamed on 𝕏. All proceeds will go to charity for veterans,” Musk said.

“I am lifting weights throughout the day, preparing for the fight," Musk added. "Don’t have time to work out, so I just bring them to work."

Both billionaires seem to be ready for the fight as they have been preparing alongside renowned professional wrestlers to polish their skills.

In July, Zuckerberg added another accomplishment to his combat sports resume as he moved up in the jiu-jitsu ranks and became a Blue Belt.

While Zuckerberg is heavily active to maintain his fitness, Musk has not been messing around as he, too, was seen training with the former MMA star Georges St-Pierre (GSP) last month.

It must be noted that legendary UFC fighter Conor McGregor also stated that he would personally help Musk in training against Zuckerberg if the fight takes place in the Octagon.

“I’m interested," McGregor told the Daily Mail. “Are they gonna go ahead with it? Are they gonna make it happen?"

“If it happens under the UFC banner, I’m with it. It has to happen under the UFC banner,” he added.

It all started on June 21 when Musk responded to a report Zuckerberg was going to launch his own version of Twitter, to which Elon responded, "I'm up for a cage match if he is lol [laugh out loud]".

The Facebook founder got wind of the tweet and decided to send up a message of his own, writing "Send me location," which suggests that he is really serious about the fight.