Elon Musk recently challenged Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to a cage fight, and Zuckerberg has accepted that challenge. The two billionaires might be duking it out soon, and the entire country is left to wonder just what the Hell is going on. Mike Papantonio & Farron Cousins discuss more.


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Mike Papantonio: Elon Musk recently challenged Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to a cage fight and Zuckerberg, well, he’s accepted the challenge. The two billionaires might end up duking it out, and the entire country is left to wonder and ask themselves, really? What the hell? I mean, first of all, I don’t, I hate doing this story because it’s such a stupid story, but it just keeps coming across our desk. What about the fight? It’s, what about the fight? Who cares?

Farron Cousins: We’ve had to cover some really horrible stories. We’ve covered some stupid stories, stupid things politicians say. But for the life of me, what the hell is going on here? Why? I mean, you’ve got two billionaires, you know, both well to do, both don’t even need to mess with each other. Suddenly they’re in this fight because Zuckerberg suggests maybe I’m gonna make a Twitter, you know, rival. There’s like 800 Twitter rivals that are popping up every day that nobody’s using, because, you know, whatever you think of Musk taking over Twitter. I don’t like it, but I haven’t left Twitter. I get on Twitter all the time.

Mike Papantonio: Oh, most people really haven’t left Twitter.

Farron Cousins: Exactly.

Mike Papantonio: They said, I’m mad about this. But now it’s like, you know, it is like

Farron Cousins: You still understand the importance.

Mike Papantonio: When people are come at us, oh, I hate what you said about Biden. I hate what you said about Hillary. I’m gonna leave. Well, we kind of know they don’t. If they do, that’s okay too. But that’s the way they look at this. They look at it the same way times multi multimillions. Go ahead.

Farron Cousins: But it’s just so weird that Musk, his first reaction to that is, all right, well, let’s fight. Let’s get in the cage. You and me, Las Vegas. Let’s just beat each other up.

Mike Papantonio: Yeah. Well, he has something I thought, Musk says, I have this move called the walrus and his, I mean, such a stupid story. But his move called the walrus is where he sits on, he sits on Zuckerberg and until he passes out, I guess. Zuckerberg on the other hand, actually has some training. He is, I mean, he’s competed gold medals, silver medals in jujitsu, I think Brazilian jujitsu. So I’m betting on Zuckerberg if it happens. I don’t think it’s going to happen. But you wonder, has our news cycle gotten so bad that I’m worried about these two billionaires in a cage fight?

Farron Cousins: Well, we immediately go from, you know, a missing submarine that crushed like a Coke can under the ocean to billionaires now wanting to fight each other. We’re just inundated with the stupidity and greed of this class of people.

Mike Papantonio: Is it low hanging fruit? Is that why, it is that why it sells?

Farron Cousins: It is because, you know, they can’t intellectually talk about, you know, the Wagner uprising in Russia.

Mike Papantonio: Yeah. Because they don’t understand it.

Farron Cousins: Right. It is a complicated issue. But instead they’re like, okay, well what about these two lunatics wanting to fight each other? And that’s easier.

Mike Papantonio: Yeah. Yeah. All right.

Mike Papantonio is an American attorney and television and radio talk show host. He is past president of The National Trial Lawyers, the most prestigious trial lawyer association in America; and is one of the few living attorneys inducted into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame. He hosts the international television show "America's Lawyer"; and co-hosts Ring of Fire Radio, a nationally syndicated weekly radio program, with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Sam Seder.