Elon Musk trolled for 'single combat' challenge to Putin: ‘He'll get his butt whopped’

The SpaceX boss decided to throw a challenge at Putin after he kickstarted the 'special military operation' in Ukraine


                            Elon Musk trolled for 'single combat' challenge to Putin: ‘He'll get his butt whopped’
Elon Musk wants to fight Russian President Vladimir Putin (Photos by Theo Wargo/Peter Muhly-WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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Elon Musk, in the last week of February, was hailed as a hero after he swiftly acted upon providing Ukraine access to Starlink giving them quick Internet after Russia compromised it following cyberattacks. The Tesla CEO again got the Internet talking after he challenged Russian President Vladimir Putin to a bout of single combat.
 
Taking to Twitter with his close to 80 million followers, the SpaceX boss decided to throw a challenge at Putin after he kickstarted the “special military operation” in Ukraine. Social media users, however, did not waste any time in reminding Elon Musk that Putin was a trained martial artist and that he would get his butt whopped. Musk had also tagged Kremlin’s official Twitter account asking if they agree to fight.
 
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Elon Musk 's stakes are Ukraine in fight with Putin

One of the richest men on the planet, Musk extended their support to Ukraine after he expressed his wish for single combat with Putin. He first tweeted, “I hereby challengeВладимир Путин to single combat adding “Stakes are Україна," using the Ukrainian spelling for Ukraine.  His tweet translates to, “I hereby challenge Vladimir Putin to single combat. Stakes are Ukraine.” In the same thread, he tagged Kremlin and asked, “Do you agree to this fight?"
 
Musk’s tweet got a prompt revert from Dmitry Rogozin, director general of the Russian space agency, Roscosmos. He tweeted, “You, little devil, are still young. Compete with me weakling; It would only be a waste of time. Overtake my brother first." He then cited the 17th fairytale by Russian poet AS Pushkin titled "The Tale of the Priest and of His Workman Balda." Hours later Musk reverted with a meme where he is seen using a flamethrower while Putin rides a wild bear in a morphed picture. Musk, while sharing the meme said, “I see you are a tough negotiator! Ok, you can have 10% more pay per view money.” Musk’s challenge came after YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul had shared a tweaked boxing poster of himself and the Russian president recently.  For the unversed, Putin is a judo black belt while it is reported that Musk is trained in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

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Vladimir Putin, President of Russia arrives during the Opening Ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at the Beijing National Stadium on February 04, 2022 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

 


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‘Putin would fold Elon Musk’

Social media users rushed to Twitter as one of the users stated, “Except Putin is KGB, & was TRAINED for mortal combat. Someone should tell @elonmusk Also; Ukraine might not wish to be a prize in that fight, he should have asked them first before making such a cavalier tweet!” Another posted, “Putin would fold Elon Musk.” The next one shared, “I heard old man Putin is a sniper marksman so it would be interesting to see a sniper combat.”
 
Meanwhile, an individual tweeted, “My money is on Putin, victory in less than 60 seconds.” One shared, “As much as we all want Putin to lose, Elon is a clumsy, Awkward geek with zero athletic ability. Remember him dancing in China? Putin is a trained KBG agent who plays Ice Hockey.  So, unfortunately, Elon would get his butt whopped. Like Ivan Drago over Apollo style.”  One asserted, “I think Elon is amazing, but Putin is literally a trained killer, and likely has killed people.” Another stated, “Elon Musk would be on the floor FAST unless Putin has completely lost all sense of technique. Ppl continually underestimate the difference between a "trained person" and an "untrained" person.” And, one user concluded, “I don’t want @elonmusk to get killed by #putin but if that sh**s paper view I’m watching.”

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SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk arrives on the red carpet for the Axel Springer Award 2020 on December 01, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images)

 


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