'Gentle Elona': Chechen warlord Ramzan Kadyrov mocks Elon Musk for challenging Putin
Chechnya's warlord-leader Ramzan Kadyrov refers to Tesla CEO Elon Musk as 'Elona' and warns him that his friend Vladimir Putin would bring him down easily if they ever came to fight. Kadyrov sends the warning message to Musk through Telegram a day after the SpaceX founder challenged the Russian president to a fight.
On Monday,14 March, the 50-year-old Tesla boss challenged Russian President Vladimir Putin to a fight over Ukraine. He posted," I hereby challenge Vladimir Putin to single combat," using Putin's name in Russian. "Stakes are Ukraine," he added, writing the country's name in Ukrainian. After hearing the challenge, Putin's friend Kadyrov wrote a message to Musk referring to him as Elona instead of Elon and calling him too girly to fight the Russian leader and even offering him training service at the Chechen Republic to help him become a man. And he also advised Musk to not measure his strength against that of Putin's, as in his opinion, Putin is way stronger than him.
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I hereby challenge— Elona Musk (@elonmusk) March 14, 2022
to single combat
Stakes are Україна
Kadyrov wrote, "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 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 the US?"
Telegram post by Ramzan Kadyrov, head of Chechen Republic! pic.twitter.com/UyByR9kywq— Elona Musk (@elonmusk) March 15, 2022
He then went on to use Putin's full name and refer to Musk as Elona in order to add to the idea of Putin's superiority and warns Musk that he needs to man up if he ever hope of fighting Putin. He wrote, "Vladimir Vladimirovich will look unsportsmanlike when he beats the hell out of you, a much weaker opponent. You'll need to pump up those muscles in order to change from the gentle (effeminate) Elona into the brutal Elon you need to be."
Kadyrov went on to propose a get-tough regime to get the Space X entrepreneur into fighting shape. He said, "I propose training at one of the several centers in the Chechen Republic." The training he proposed includes firearms training at the Russian Special Forces University; a trip to the Akhmat Fight Club to be trained to take a punch, and a visit to the Grozny Chechen State television and Radio Broadcasting company, to learn what Kadyrov dubbed American methods of black PR.
Kadyrov then signed off his warning message with a final jab to Musk, he wrote, "You will return from the Chechen Republic a completely different person Elona, that is, Elon."
Musk also did not stand down after seeing Kadyrov's message; he went on to share a translation of the message with his 78 million followers, before changing his display name to Elona. He even ramped up the tension, further, tweeting, "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."
Thank you for the offer, but such excellent training would give me too much of an advantage.— Elona Musk (@elonmusk) March 15, 2022
If he is afraid to fight, I will agree to use only my left hand and I am not even left-handed.