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Grimes Doesn't Support Elon Musk & Mark Zuckerberg's Fight But Thinks It Will Produce 'Respect'

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By Fiyin Olowokandi on August 9, 2023 at 7:00 PM EDT

Elon Musk's former partner and baby mama Grimes is speaking her mind about the proposed "cage fight" between the billionaire and fellow business magnate Mark Zuckerberg.

Fans would recall that while the billionaires provoked each other in recent months, Musk challenged Zuckerberg on social media in June to the said cage fight, promising it would be broadcast live.

Grimes appears not to approve of the upcoming clash and voiced her reasons. Still, she believes the fight would result in both parties reaching a respectful place in their relationship.

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Grimes Believes Elon Musk & Mark Zuckerberg Need 'Some Outlet For Trad Masculinity' Amid Cage Fight Drama

The Canadian singer, who shares two children, X and Exa, with Musk, had a chat with WIRED centered on her career and relationship with her baby daddy while also discussing the father-of-ten's cage fight with Zuckerberg.

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When asked for her thoughts regarding the subject and whether the battle will happen, she said, "I think so. Elon is very strong, but Zuck seems like he's been training a ton."

However, Grimes also maintained that she preferred it did not happen even though she has a thing for "gladiatorial matches." 

Explaining her reasons, she mentioned that "watching the father of your children in a physical fight is not the most pleasant feeling," but since it would not cause "brain damage," she was okay with it.

In her words, "So, actually, I think this is good. Dudes need some outlet for trad masculinity. I told Sam Altman there should be a follow-up, him against Demis [Hassabis]." Hassabis is the head of Google's Deep Minds

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The Vancouver-born record producer further emphasized her belief that the "cage fight" would make Musk and Zuckerberg "respect each other more," which the interviewer seemed doubtful about.

Grimes then clarified that she had to take credit for the SpaceX founder's social media post, challenging the Metaverse CEO to a "d*ck-measuring contest." Although she was not behind his precise words, she only pushed him to "cut to the chase and get out a ruler" but never thought he would actually post something about it. The 35-year-old songwriter referred to Musk's tweet on July 10.

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Zuckerberg Not Holding His Breath For Fight With Musk

Although Grimes is of the belief that the highly-anticipated throwdown between the two tech powerhouses will take places, that doesn't seem to be the case for the Meta founder.

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Over the weekend, the tech mogul got into a back-and-forth on social media when Musk tweeted on his app X, formerly named Twitter that he was training "throughout the day." Zuckerberg, not believing his statement, took to his newly created Threads app to write,

"I’m ready today. I suggested August 26 when he first challenged, but he hasn’t confirmed. Not holding my breath."

It is no news that the duo's feud began with the launch of the new social media app Threads, making them direct competitors.  While people wonder whether the fight has been mutually agreed upon, Zuckerberg once told a fan that it was more like "funding secured" as a jab to Musk.

Subsequently, the Neuralink co-founder said of the potential occurrence: "Exact date is still in flux," considering he may need neck and upper back surgery. In his words, "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."

Fans can expect to watch the match live on X, with Musk proclaiming so, adding that any profits from the episode would go to veterans' charities. When asked about the purpose of the fight by an X user, the 52-year-old philanthropist remarked, "It's a civilized form of war. Men love war."

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Meanwhile, Zuckerberg seemed not to support streaming the bout live on X as he felt "a more reliable platform that can actually raise money for charity" would be a better option.

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Dana White Confirmed The Billionaire Investors Will Fight In Las Vegas 

As fans remained skeptical about the upcoming "cage fight" between Musk and Zuckerberg, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president, Dana White, assured them that it was set to happen in Las Vegas.

In June, White divulged during an interview that the contenders had each reached out to him the night before the interview and were "dead serious about this."  He also pointed out that having the two media magnates in a UFC octagon would be one of the most memorable showdowns in history as it would be the most-watched. 

"The biggest fight of all time was Floyd and Conor," he said. "I think it triples that — it triples what that did. There's no limit on what that thing can make." 

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The Manchester native further guaranteed that there would be no dullness during the match, given the competitors' martial arts skills.

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