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!
During the US Open quarterfinals, Caroline Garcia defeated Coco Gauff. Meanwhile, Karen Khachanov and Casper Ruud also reached the men’s semifinals. While Caroline Garcia never really let Coco Gauff or the crowd get really involved in their U.S. Open quarterfinal, her victory was decisive.
Coco Gauff, 18, Has Enjoyed Great Successes Early in Her Career
Garcia played high-stakes tennis from early on and put her strokes where she wanted them to be, sometimes right at Coco Gauff’s feet and sometimes well out of reach. While Gauff had early successes in her career and is still just 18, Garcia has had a much longer journey to get to play in the first Grand Slam semifinal of her career at the age of 28.
The 17th-seeded Caroline Garcia started strong and took charge at the beginning of the match and never relented, achieving a 6-3, 6-4 victory against the 12th-seeded Coco Gauff. The match took place at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Coco Gauff Is Currently Ranked 8th in Singles and 5th in Doubles
In an interview, Garcia stated that she would just go for her shots, even when she was stressed. Before her victory over Coco Gauff, who was also the runner-up at the French Open in June, Garcia had lost both of her two previous matches against her. Still, she showed that she was by far the better player this time around and won decisively.
Caroline Garcia is from France and hasn’t ceded a set at Flushing Meadows so far this year. She has stretched her winning streak to 13 matches overall and solidified her status as a player playing as well as anyone in women’s tennis at the moment. Last season, she finished ranked 74th, but now she seems to be well on her way to rising into the top 10. In her recent interview, she stated that she felt healthy again during the last couple of months and was looking forward to the next challenge in front of her and the things she could achieve.
Caroline Garcia later faced Wimbledon runner-up Ons Jabeur of Tunisia for the semi-final and lost 1-6, 3-6.