Vladimir Putin has been training judo and sambo since he was 12 years old. This has always been public knowledge, but despite this, Elon Musk has called out the Russian President. Should such an event take place, Joe Rogan has offered to train Elon Musk for the ‘epic fight’ with Putin.
After SpaceX CEO Elon Musk challenged Russian President Vladimir Putin to a ‘single combat’ contest on Twitter, Spotify podcasting sensation and UFC pundit Joe Rogan has volunteered to help, reports Russia Today.
Musk, 50, who seems to have no official military training, made the extraordinary appeal to Russian President Vladimir Putin two weeks ago, shortly after the country’s military intervention in Ukraine began.
And if the unlikely duel actually takes place, Rogan says he will be rooting for Musk in his corner.
Musk, who is estimated to be the world’s richest man, tweeted, “I hereby challenge [Vladimir Putin] to single combat.” “Stakes are [Ukraine].”
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Musk responded with a second social media blitz, this time in Russian, asking, “Do you agree to this fight?” In the tweet, he additionally tagged The Kremlin’s English-language Twitter account.
Putin has been training judo and sambo since he was 12 years old, but Rogan claims that if the offer is acknowledged, he would assist Musk overcome any disparities in their martial arts skills.
“Elon Musk wants to fight Putin. Have you seen that?” On his famed ‘Joe Rogan Experience’ podcast, Rogan spoke to comedian Monty Franklin.
“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.”
When asked how he envisions a fight between Vladimir Putin and Elon Musk, Rogan suggested it would most probably have to occur underneath the regulations of mixed martial arts.
“I would say martial arts. You’d have to do martial arts,” said Rogan. “You’d have to, like, an MMA fight. It’s 2022. Y’know, f**k the boxing.”
Ramzan Kadyrov, the Chechen Republic’s president, is among Putin’s supporters in the hypothetical fight.
“Elon Musk, a word of advice,” Kadyrov wrote via translation on Telegram. “Don’t measure your strength against that of Putin’s. You’re in two completely different leagues.”
He went on to say that Musk was only a “businessman and a Twitter blogger.”
As a result, Musk changed his mind about his original challenge.
“If he is afraid to fight, I will agree to use only my left hand and I am not even left-handed,” he wrote.
Musk has already been outspoken in his criticism to Russia’s military activities in Ukraine, as well as in the weeks that followed the start of the war, he offered his Starlink universal communications network accessible in Ukraine.
Musk’s Twitter appeal has received no response from the Kremlin.