In a surprising turn of events, the CEO of the social media platform formerly known as Twitter threw down the gauntlet, challenging Mark Zuckerberg to a cage fight on June 20th. Zuckerberg’s response? A simple yet intriguing comment asking for the location. Following this unexpected challenge, photos surfaced online of Zuckerberg, looking rather muscular, after his training sessions with UFC fighters. But the spotlight shifted to Yilong Ma, a Chinese TikToker who shares a striking resemblance to Elon Musk.
Yilong Ma’s Hilarious Take
Yilong Ma took this resemblance to the next level, posting a series of videos in which he humorously pretends to battle Mark Zuckerberg. Dressed in boxing gloves and shorts, Ma throws playful punches at an adversary wearing a cardboard box adorned with a photo of Zuckerberg’s face, affectionately referred to as “Zuckerbox.” The internet quickly caught on to the amusing saga, flooding the comments sections with their reactions. One commenter humorously sided with Ma, saying that his money is on Elon Musk. Another declared their allegiance, by saying that he is with team Ma.
The Uncanny Resemblance
Yilong Ma first gained online fame in 2021 when a video of him went viral on China’s Douyin, which is akin to TikTok. His resemblance to Elon Musk was so uncanny that followers nicknamed him Yi Long Musk. Musk himself acknowledged the likeness, tweeting that he’d be interested in meeting his doppelgänger, albeit jokingly noting the prevalence of DeepFakes. Despite being banned on Douyin, Ma has flourished on TikTok with over a million followers. His videos playfully depict him as the tech billionaire, adding an entertaining twist to the resemblance. While the prospect of a cage fight between Musk and the Facebook founder remains a curious possibility, Yilong Ma’s humorous take adds a lighter touch to the tech giants’ rivalry. The world eagerly awaits to see this tech war played out in reality!