Musk vs Zuck cage fight: Musk gets jiu-jitsu training from Lex Fridman

Ahead of their highly-anticipated 'battle of the billionaires', Tesla CEO gets some training from podcast host Lex Fridman.
Shubhangi Dua
Musk vs Zuckerberg begin training for MMA fight
Musk vs Zuckerberg begin training for MMA fight

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With Meta's Mark Zuckerberg recently seen jiu-jitsu training with podcaster, Lex Fridman, Twitter CEO, Elon Musk has also been keen to get in on the action as the pair gear up for their highly-touted, but as yet unconfirmed MMA fight

Russian-American former computer scientist, AI researcher, and podcast host Fridman has now shared images of him and Musk enjoying an impromptu training session.

Training kickoff

Fridman expressed admiration for the tech giant’s strength. He said, “I'm extremely impressed with his strength, power, and skill, on the feet and on the ground. It was epic.”

Additionally, Fridman says that it’s inspiring to see the CEOs pursuing martial arts but the world would be better served if they “train” in martial arts and not fight in the cage. 

“That said, as Elon says, the most entertaining outcome is the most likely... I'm there for them, no matter what,” Fridman tweets. 

In response, Musk tweeted, “That was fun!”

However, the recent updates have left social media audiences wondering if the match between Musk and Zuck will actually happen. 

IBC Group CEO and Twitter spaces host, Mario Nawfal seems to agree with Fridman and says that their time is better spent focusing on changing the world, both in their own rights. 

“Anything that delays Neuralink's chips or our trip to Mars, I am against,” Nawfal said, “Jokes aside, DO YOU REALLY THINK Elon and Mark should fight?”

Match or no match

The past few days have increased the audience's hope for a match at the Vegas Octagon, a location sent to Zuck by Musk in their initial days of public fighting talk. 

With the social media tycoon, Mark Zuckerberg practicing jiu-jitsu and winning tournaments for over a year, the public was leaning in his favor. 

Although, there Musk has been supported by many spectators too who are impressed by his determination and charm. 

With Musk kicking off his martial art training, the fight seems inevitable to many. The president of UFC, Dana White also told TMZ that both Musk and Zuck are “dead serious” about the cage match.

He also tweeted a video of him wearing a Zuckerberg vs Musk UFC-style t-shirt and formed a poll for his followers to choose between the two tech giants. So far, Musk has taken the top spot with 52.3 percent while 47.7 percent voted for Zuckerberg.

Not too long after, Zuckerberg posted a video on Instagram of him training with Mikey Musumeci, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion and a black belt under Gilbert Burns and Jonatas Gurgel.

Zuckerberg said, “Great learning from jiu-jitsu legend @mikeymusumeci... and starting to prepare for our MMA debuts.”