The richest man in the world would call out the Russian President on Monday. The billionaire CEO wants to put his money where his mouth is, by challenging Putin to a fight. This would be a result of Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine.
Musk proposed ‘single combat’ against Russia’s leader on Twitter, in a somewhat satirical attempt to save Ukraine.
“I hereby challenge Vladimir Putin to single combat,” Musk wrote. “Stakes are Ukraine.”
“Do you agree to this fight?” Musk followed up, writing in Russian.
Вы согласны на этот бой? @KremlinRussia_E— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 14, 2022
While Musk vs. Putin is solely a fantasy fight, perhaps Putin could pose a problem in combat.
The Russian President does have his black belt in Judo, having a rank of 8th dan. He also had a ‘Honorary 9th Dan Taekwondo Black Belt’ but recently had it stripped by the World Taekwondo organization, for recent military action.
The Sumo Story
Musk would boast of his past combat attributes, where he apparently won a round against a sumo wrestling champion.
“Yeah, I did manage to throw the world champion sumo wrestler, but at the cost of smashing a disc in my neck that caused me insane back pain for 7 years!”
Yeah, I did manage to throw the world champion sumo wrestler, but at the cost of smashing a disc in my neck that caused me insane back pain for 7 years!— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 14, 2022
Musk Says He’s Serious
In regards to Putin, the successful entrepreneur could be joking about actually fighting him. However, Musk dismisses his call-out as being a joke.
“I am absolutely serious,” Musk stated in another Tweet.
Whether it’s comedy or not, we would love to see this ‘high-stakes’ fight. Make it happen, Dana White!