"Getting MRI Of Neck & Back": Musk May Need Surgery Ahead Of Fight With Zuckerberg

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by Tyler Durden
Monday, Aug 07, 2023 - 11:33 AM

Update (Monday): 

Elon Musk, who on Sunday morning proposed a mixed martial arts cage match with Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, may have found the perfect excuse to either delay or entirely call off the fight:

"Exact date is still in flux. I'm getting an MRI of my neck & upper back tomorrow. May require surgery before the fight can happen. Will know this week." 

Zuckerberg posted Sunday on Threads that a fight between the billionaires could be held on Aug. 26: "I'm ready today... Not holding my breath."

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On Sunday morning, Elon Musk wrote on "X" -- formerly known as Twitter -- that he will be fighting his arch-nemesis Meta CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, in a mixed martial arts cage match. 

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

Earlier this morning, Musk said he was "lifting weights throughout the day, preparing for the fight." He added his days are busy, so he trains at work. 

One Twitter user asked the billionaire: "Elon, what is the point of the fight? Is it to motivate you to work out?" 

He responded, "It's a civilized form of war. Men love war."

On Friday, Musk was curling a 45-pound dumbbell in a live-stream video on X to test the platform's new feature. He said: "This is me curling a 45 so there you go."

Musk first proposed a "cage match" fight with Zuckerberg, who is trained in jiujitsu, on June 20. 

Zuckerberg responded shortly after with, "Send me the location." 

Musk then responded: "Vegas Octagon." 

There has yet to be a time and place confirmed for the cage fight between the two social media billionaires.