Elon Musk was seen practicing Brazilian jiu jitsu with a well-known black belt before a fight that could be a strange movie with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
Even though some people didn’t like the idea, Musk has started training for his MMA cage fight with fellow wealthy media mogul Zuckerberg. He has been training with podcaster and black belt Lex Fridman.
Fridman, who has also trained with Zuckerberg, said that he was “extremely impressed” with Musk’s skills, but he would rather not see the two of them fight.
“Yesterday, I trained with @elonmusk for a few hours without planning to. I’m very impressed by his strength, power, and skill, both on his feet and on the ground,’ Fridman wrote next to pictures of the two of them wrestling.
“It was great. Elon and Mark doing martial arts is very exciting, but I think it would be better for the world if they just trained and didn’t fight in the cage.
“But, as Elon says, the most likely result is the most entertaining one… I’ll be there for them no matter what.”
In the meantime, UFC star Georges St-Pierre has made Musk a crazy offer to help him get ready for the big fight.
‘Elon Musk GSP tweeted on Saturday, “I’m a big fan of yours, and it would be an honor to help you and train with you for the task against Zuckerberg.
Three days after he made the offer, Musk chose to take him up on it.
Ok, let’s do it, he said with a bunch of fire emojis.
Musk would have been a fool to turn down the offer. St. Pierre used to be the welterweight and middleweight UFC champion. Many people think he is one of the best MMA fighters to ever step into the cage.
Dana White, the boss of the UFC, jumped on the train right away. He thinks it could be the most profitable fight ever, even though there are no firm plans for when or where it could happen.
White told TMZ last week, “I talked to Mark and Elon, and both of them are dead serious about this.” He then said that it could be the most-watched fight in history.
“Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor was the biggest fight of all time, but I think this is three times bigger,” he said. “It makes three times as much as that did, and that thing can make anything.”
White said that the fight could take place in Las Vegas and that the pay-per-view would cost $100, which is $20 more than what UFC events normally cost.
Last week, Musk challenged Zuckerberg to a match by posting on a post about his new project, which is thought to be called Threads and will compete with Twitter.
Zuckerberg, who is 39 years old, shared a screenshot of Musk’s challenge on his Instagram story and wrote, “Send me location.”
Musk said on Joe Rogan’s show “that he has trained in Kyokushin karate, taekwondo, judo, and “briefly” Brazilian jiu-jitsu” over the course of his life. He has also shared a picture of himself fighting a sumo wrestler in the past.
When talking about Rogan, Musk even suggested that the controversial show host could be the referee for their fight, to which Rogan replied with flame emojis on Twitter.
Musk might not win as easily as he thinks, though, because his Meta CEO opponent trains in both mixed martial arts and Brazilian jiu jitsu.