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‘MRI of…’: Elon Musk may need surgery before ‘cage fight’ with Mark Zuckerberg?

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Elon Musk on Monday revealed that he may have to undergo surgery ahead of the much-hyped ‘cage fight’ challenge with Mark Zuckerberg.Replying to a post on X (formerly Twitter), Musk said that the date of the match is still undecided as he is getting an MRI of the neck and upper back. The world’s richest person, added that he will know this week whether surgery will be required.

He wrote, “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.”

He was responding to a post about the Meta CEO’s rebuttal to Musk’s announcement about the battle being livestreamed on X. The Meta boss said he is “not holding his breath” and said he had suggested August 26 for the proposed showdown. Sharing a screenshot of Musk’s X post which stated that he was training “throughout the day”, Zuckerberg wrote, “I’m ready today… but he hasn’t confirmed.”

When a user on X asked Musk the point of the fight, Musk responded by saying “It’s a civilized form of war. Men love war”.

Earlier, in a dig at Musk-owned X, Zuckerberg wrote on Threads, “Shouldn’t we use a more reliable platform that can actually raise money for charity?”

The tech titans became direct competitors when Meta launched its rival to Twitter – Threads – in early July. Musk claimed that he was “up for a cage fight” with Zuckerberg, to which the latter replied “send me location.” Musk had previously told podcast host Joe Rogan that he had trained in taekwondo, judo, and karate as a kid and Brazilian jiu-jitsu as an adult.

On the other hand, Zuckerberg was seen posing with two renowned Ultimate Fighting Champions (UFC) – Israel Adesanya and Alexander Volkanovski – in an Instagram post few weeks back. According to media reports, Zuckerberg has been undergoing intense training with two of the best modern MMA fighters of this generation.

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