It’s been a couple of days since Tesla and SpaceX CEO and the world’s richest person Elon Musk has challenged for a one-on-one fight to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin. However, there has been no response from Putin, Musk has been constantly taunting him on Twitter with his skills with memes.
Musk has also changed his name on Twitter from Elon Musk to “Elona Musk” after being mocked over the single combat challenge he threw towards Putin.
Putin didn’t respond but the Chief of Roscosmos (Russian space agency) Dmitry Rogozin called Elon Musk a “little devil” on Twitter.
Rogozin was once a fan of Musk’s work at SpaceX but not anymore since he called out his president for a physical combat challenge.
Responding to Rogozin, Elon Musk posted the meme showing Putin on the left riding a grizzly bear and of himself on the right with the flamethrower with its title saying “choose your fighter”.
In a follow-up tweet in the above thread, Musk wrote “he can even bring his bear”.
69-year-old Vladimir Putin is a black belt holder in Russian martial art Sambo and has also practiced Judo. While Musk (50) claims he has also practiced martial arts such as Taekwondo, Judo, and Kyokushin Karate.
An interesting new turn in this story came when Ramzan Kadyrov the Head of Chechen Republic wrote a message towards Elon Musk in a Telegram post asking him to get combat training from his country.
Musk shared the sarcastic post by Kadyrov on his Twitter account and its translation as well, here’s the letter in its entirety:
Elon Musk, a word of advice: Don’t measure your strength against that of Putin’s. You’re in two completely different leagues. And it’s not even about martial arts or judo, for example. How do you see it?
Are you in the red corner of the boxing ring, a businessman and Twitter user, and Putin, in blue, a world politician and strategist, who inspires awe in the West and in the US? Vladimir Vladimirovich will look unsportsmanlike when he beats the hell out of you, a much weaker opponent.
Therefore, you’ll need to pump those muscles in order to change from gentle (effeminate) Elona into the brutal Elon you need to be. I propose training at one of several centers in the Chechen Republic:
Russian Special Forces University: Here you will undergo firearms training with the world championship special forces, who heat US special forces in 2015 like it was nothing.
Akhmat Fight Club: This is where you’ll e trained to take a punch, a quality needed in any fight. Under the guidance of Abuzyed Vismuradov, you will learn to quickly pull yourself up not just physically, but also mentally, giving your nerves of steel.
Grozny Chechen State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company: Practice within the walls of “Grozny” where they will tell you about American methods of “Black PR” and teach you how to monitor and update social network accounts.
You will return from the Chechen Republic a completely different person Elona, that is, Elon.
Ramzan Kadyrov of Chechenya is a key ally of Putin in the Ukraine war and mocked Elon Musk of his low combat ability in this letter.
However, Elon Musk being a genius he is, responded with instant wit to Ramzan saying this training will give him too much of an advantage over Putin.
“Thank you for the offer, but such excellent training would give me too much of an advantage. If he is afraid to fight, I will agree to use only my left hand and I am not even left-handed. Elona,” Musk tweeted.
Elon Musk also changed his profile pic similar to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator-themed sunshades, hairstyle, and expressions from the historical Hollywood blockbuster.
Which fighter do you choose, Elona or Putin? Tell us in the comments section below.
Elon Musk has shown support for Ukraine since Russia’s invasion of the country started last month. Earlier this month, He even sent a shipment of Starlink terminals to Ukraine to provide satellite internet to the country in this time of need.