Spotify podcast host Joe Rogan offered to help Tesla CEO Elon Musk train for his proposed fight with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Just when you thought things couldn’t get more outrageous, UFC commentator Rogan offered Musk his fighting experience after the billionaire entrepreneur challenged Russia’s president to a “single combat” fight over Moscow’s war in Ukraine. Although it is unlikely that such a duel would actually take place, Rogan exclaimed that he will have Musk’s back. “Elon Musk wants to fight Putin. Have you seen that?” Rogan said to comedian Monty Franklin, who was a recent guest on his popular Joe Rogan Experience podcast.
“I offered my services. I texted him. I said, ‘Dude I will arrange all of your training’. I said, ‘I will arrange all your training’. It would be so f**king epic,” Rogan continued. When quizzed about how such a fight between the SpaceX CEO and the Russian president would even look like, Rogan said it would likely have to follow rules pertaining to mixed martial arts. “I would say martial arts. You’d have to do martial arts,” Rogan said. “You’d have to, like, an MMA fight. It’s 2022. Y’know, f**k the boxing.”
Musk, who does not have any formal fighting expertise, made an unusual request to Putin via twitter shortly after Russia invaded Ukraine. “I hereby challenge [Vladimir Putin] to single combat,” he wrote, adding that “stakes are [Ukraine].” The billionaire even went as far as to tag Kremlin’s official english-speaking twitter account in his post. “Do you agree to this fight?”
Putin, who has been practicing both sambo and judo fighting since he was 12 years old, has yet to respond to Musk’s challenge. The head of Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, reminded Musk that he doesn’t quite measure up to the Russian leader. “Elon Musk, a word of advice,” Kadyrov wrote on Telegram. “Don’t measure your strength against that of Putin’s. You’re in two completely different leagues.” He added, reminding the Tesla CEO that he is merely a “businessman and a Twitter blogger.”
Musk, in response, revised his initial challenge, in confidence that he would win the duel with his non-dominant hand. “If he is afraid to fight, I will agree to use only my left hand and I am not even left-handed,” he tweeted.
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