Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg will clash in an MMA ring. To better fight against the founder of Facebook, Musk, who recently returned to being the richest man in the world, decided to get trained by one of the most famous athletes in the history of MMA, George St-Pierre.
St-Pierre retired in 2019, won UFC championships in two weight divisions, and sports channel ESPN named him the best fighter ever. The proposal came from him who wrote on Twitter: "Elon Musk I'm a big fan of yours and it would be a great honor for me to help you in the match against Zuckerberg." Musk replied: "Okay, let's do it."
Elon Musk will challenge Mark Zuckerberg in a martial arts match
Fridman posted some photos of his training on his Tiwtter profile in which he complimented Musk: "Yesterday I had an impromptu training session with Elon Musk for a few hours.
I am extremely impressed with his strength, power and ability, on his feet and on the ground. It was epic. It's really inspiring to see Elon and Mark doing martial arts." Errol Musk, the father of the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, said he was against the match in an interview with The Sun.
He explained: "If this crazy fight really goes through, and if Elon beats this guy, they'll say he's a bully because he's so much taller and bigger. Whereas if he loses, the humiliation will be total." Errol Musk also claimed that his son knows some kung-fu moves: "Elon was a purple belt in the Japan Karate Association." Podcaster Lex Fridman, who recently had both Zuckerberg and Musk as guests and had a short session of Brazilian jujitsu with both.
Fridman wrote of both: "It's really inspiring to see both Mark and Elon try their hand at martial arts. While I think they would be doing humanity a better service if they trained instead of fighting in a cage, I still look forward to training with both in the months and years to come."
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