In an unexpected twist, tech giants Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg engaged in a cage match challenge that unfolded on social media. Zuckerberg initially accepted Musk’s challenge, only to later accuse Musk of not taking it seriously and calling off the bout.

Musk responded with playful taunts, proposing an epic match in Italy with a Roman theme and charity donations. The saga included Musk’s MRI of his neck and upper back to determine if he needed surgery and a proposed practice bout, with Zuckerberg insisting on a real MMA fight or moving on. The fight between the two billionaires showcased the whimsical side of tech titans and highlighted the creative power of online interactions.

Real Research, an online survey app, launched a survey to gather public reaction about the cage match between Musk and Zuckerberg.


  • 39.05% believed Elon Musk vs. Mark Zuckerberg cage fight was playful banter.
  • Majority of respondents (65.71%) were interested in watching the cage match.
  • 35.35% believed Mark Zuckerberg would win if the match were to happen.

The clash of titans between Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg over a whimsical “cage match” has stirred fervor within their vast social media spheres. A majority of respondents (58.07%) were aware of this potential showdown, while 30.56% had a faint awareness, and 11.37% remained oblivious.

The duel’s nature prompted varied opinions, with 39.05% viewing it as playful banter, 32.66% considering it a serious proposition, and 28.29% teetering in uncertainty.

Elon Musk vs. Mark Zuckerberg: The Cage Match Phenomenon

Musk has said that if there is an in-person fight between him and Mark, it would be streamed on X, formerly known as Twitter. The cage match between Musk and Zuckerberg piqued interest, as 65.71% expressed readiness to tune in, while 34.29% demurred.

Figure 1: Would you be interested in watching the match?

When Meta was about to launch its Twitter rival Threads, Elon Musk warned that the world was going completely under “Zuck’s thumb” with no other options. A Twitter user then informed him that Zuckerberg has jiu-jitsu training. Zuckerberg’s martial arts acumen, showcased by his recent jiu-jitsu feat, raises questions about his potential advantage. Survey participants were divided, with 46.6% favoring his edge, 31.97% hedging their bets, and 21.43% casting doubts.

Perspectives on the Musk vs. Zuckerberg Cage Match

When pondering the potential implications of a cage match between Musk and Zuckerberg, perspectives diverged in intriguing ways. In response to the question of whether this event would hold historical significance, 44.01% resided comfortably within the realm of light entertainment. On the other hand, 28.08% attributed historical weight to the event, leaving 27.91% in a state of ambivalence.

Figure 2: Is the potential cage battle purely for entertainment or for historical purposes?

The ultimate question of victor prediction reflected the uncertainty shrouding the hypothetical contest, with 35.35% tipping their hats to Mark, 31.31% favoring Elon, and 33.34% caught in a conundrum.

Figure 3: Who would be the winner?


Survey TitlePublic Opinion on ‘Cage Match’ Between Musk and Zuckerberg
DurationAugust 10, 2023 – August 17, 2023
Number of Participants10,000
DemographicsMales and females, aged 21 to 99
Participating Countries Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, China (Hong Kong) China (Macao), China (Taiwan), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greanada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Maluritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar [Burma], Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.