Mark Zuckerberg calls off cage match with Elon Musk

What could have been the most epic brawl in history has been brought to a standstill.

Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg have been publicly feuding on social media since June — probably in no small part due to Zuckerberg’s launch of Threads, a very Twitter-like (or X-like, if you’re on board with Musk’s new name) platform. 

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But on Aug. 13, Zuck took to Threads  (META) – Get Free Report to announce that he was dismissing the great tech bro showdown.

“I think we can all agree Elon isn’t serious and it’s time to move on,” Zuckerberg wrote. “I offered a real date. Dana White offered to make this a legit competition for charity. Elon won’t confirm a date, then says he needs surgery, and now asks to do a practice round in my backyard instead. If Elon ever gets serious about a real date and official event, he knows how to reach me. Otherwise, time to move on. I’m going to focus on competing with people who take the sport seriously.”

Earlier in the day, Musk tweeted out a text conversation between the two that is simply bristling with machismo on both ends.

This is the full message:

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 13, 2023

Musk has yet to address Zuckerberg’s Threads announcement directly, although he did post a meme on X that some construed as his personal flavor of reply.

The die is cast

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 14, 2023

Confused commenters asked for an explanation of the meme, which user  @KeithSmiling kindly provided.

The die is cast” is a famous phrase attributed to Julius Caesar, the Roman statesman and military general, when he crossed the Rubicon River with his army in 49 BCE. The Rubicon River marked the boundary between the Roman province of Cisalpine Gaul and Italy proper, and Roman law…

— KeithSmiling (@KeithSmiling) August 14, 2023

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