Elon Musk has reignited his feud with Mark Zuckerberg, challenging his fellow tech giant to a fight “under any circumstances.”
Musk, the 52-year-old founder of SpaceX, CEO of Tesla, and owner of X (formerly Twitter), took aim at 39-year-old Zuckerberg, the owner of Meta (parent company of Facebook), during an appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience. Musk confidently told Rogan:
“I don’t need any time [to prepare]. [Cardio] will not be a factor. I’m willing to do it anytime, anywhere, any place, any rules. I challenge him to a duel under any circumstances. Pistols at dawn, Nerf guns at noon.”
Musk went on to highlight the importance of weight categories in fighting, drawing from his jiu-jitsu experience and referencing his size advantage over Zuckerberg. He humorously mentioned a move called “the walrus,” where he would strategically position himself on top of his opponent, making it difficult for them to dislodge him.
Rogan expressed skepticism about the role of size in jiu-jitsu and struggled to grasp Musk’s description of an armbar. Musk acknowledged that the challenge might be seen as an exercise in hubris.
Zuckerberg has trained with UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski and former middleweight champion Israel Adesanya, while Musk has trained with welterweight great Georges St-Pierre.