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Tech moguls and [libels / rivals] Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg are used to trying to [outdo / undo] each other in the business world. They [lie / vie] with each other to amass the greatest riches or [attract / detract] the most followers. Their rivalry intensified somewhat earlier this week as the two multi-billionaires agreed to a [mist / fist] fight. Twitter owner Mr Musk challenged Mr Zuckerberg to fisticuffs in a "cage match". Zuckerberg [incepted / accepted] the challenge. It is reported that the [portent / potential] punch-up between the richest and tenth richest men in the world came [around / about] after Meta's Zuckerberg proposed to create a social media [platform / stage] to rival Twitter. The fight could take place in a [mixed / fixed] martial arts octagon cage in Las Vegas.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) could [derange / arrange] the fight. The UFC is an American mixed [martial / Martian] arts promotion company. Its president, Dana White, said the event could be the most [laxative / lucrative] ever. He said: "This would be the biggest fight ever in the [history / historical] of the world….It would [break / snap] all pay-per-view records." He suggested [views / viewers] might have to pay $100 to watch the Musk-Zuckerberg [doubt / bout] . It is unclear who is favourite to win the contest. Zuckerberg is trained in martial arts and [recent / recently] won gold in his first jiu-jitsu tournament. Musk joked about his secret weapon. He tweeted: "I have this great [relocate / move] that I call 'The Walrus', where I just lie on top of my [opponent / component] and do nothing."

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