Elon Musk, the visionary entrepreneur and CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, is once again making headlines with his unwavering commitment to physical fitness and his impending cage fight challenge against Mark Zuckerberg. Musk's recent training session with renowned Canadian wrestler and UFC fighter Georges St-Pierre, as well as his collaboration with podcast host Lex Fridman and martial artist John Danaher, further highlight his determination to prepare for the anticipated showdown. As Musk shared on social media, the training experience was "really fun," but he acknowledges that he needs a "lot more training" to match the skills of his potential opponent, Zuckerberg. This intense focus on training demonstrates Musk's determination to push his limits and excel in the realm of physical combat.
Elon Musk is showing a strong commitment to fitness and taking his potential cage fight with Mark Zuckerberg seriously. Recently, Musk engaged in a training session with Canadian wrestler and UFC fighter Georges St-Pierre, podcaster Lex Fridman, and martial artist John Danaher, as revealed in a tweet by St-Pierre on July 3. Although the specific details of the training session were not disclosed, a photo shared by St-Pierre showed the men in workout attire.
Expressing his experience, Musk tweeted, "Really fun! The obvious conclusion is that I need a lot more training." This marks a significant change for Musk, who previously admitted to rarely working out. By enlisting the expertise of professionals like St-Pierre and Danaher, he is taking a major step towards enhancing his skills.
The potential clash between Musk and Zuckerberg originated from a series of somewhat peculiar events. It all started with Musk joking on June 20 about a potential cage match with Zuckerberg, known for his passion for jiu-jitsu, to settle their differences. Despite being warned about Zuckerberg's improved fitness by a Twitter user, Musk seemed undeterred. In response to Musk's challenge, Zuckerberg simply wrote "Send Me Location" on an Instagram Story on June 21.
Since then, Musk has made light-hearted remarks about his chances in the ring. On June 21, he shared on Twitter his one "great move" called "The Walrus," which involves him flopping onto his opponent without any further action.
In addition to his training with St-Pierre and Danaher, Musk also participated in an "impromptu training session" with Fridman, as stated in the podcaster's June 27 tweet. Photographs accompanying Fridman's tweet showcased Musk practicing takedown moves on a mat.
Given Zuckerberg's history of winning medals in jiu-jitsu competitions, Musk's dedication to martial arts training may prove beneficial. The exact timing of this highly anticipated billionaire cage fight remains uncertain, although Musk has mentioned potential venues such as the "Vegas Octagon," a renowned fighting arena used by the UFC, and Rome's historic Colosseum.
Insider's request for comment sent outside regular business hours to Georges St-Pierre's representative has not received an immediate response. Twitter representatives handling Musk's comments provided an automated response that did not address the specific inquiries made.