Clicks, Comments, And Cage Fights?

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I only had one thought when I heard this news (and it’s a reference that few might get): “What in the wide, wide world of sports is a-goin’ on here?”

Now for some context…

In recent weeks, Meta/Facebook/Instagram/WhatsApp leader, Mark Zuckerberg, has been posting more and more about his interest in Jiu Jitsu, mixed martial arts and the UFC.
After competing (and winning) in a local Jiu Jitsu tournament, Zuckerberg spoke at length about his training and his love for martial arts on the Lex Fridman Podcast.
In a weird social media exchange, Tesla/SpaceX/Twitter leader, Elon Musk, challenged Zuckerberg to a cage match.
Then, UFC leader, Dana White, got involved.
Then, UFC hall of famer, George St. Pierre, tweeted that he would train Musk.

And now… here we are?

Is this happening?
Is this just more Twitter trolling?
Some are touting this as the biggest fight in the history of the world.
Some are touting this as “peak tech bro.”
Some have other opinions.

Should billionaire business leaders now reduce themselves to this kind of circus sideshow?

Is this a joke?
Is this real?
Is this all just a simulation?

What is Tech Tuesday?

Every Tuesday – for just a few minutes – I join Heather Backman (my old buddy from her days on CHOM FM and Jack 103) on the air at 95.9 Star FM to give a quick blast about the current state of technology, media and Internet culture.
We call it Tech Tuesday (and we do it in just a few minutes).

Once the segment goes live on 95.9 Star FM, I will post it here for you to listen in, learn, share and engage.