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Elon Musk’s doppelgänger is training in case he gets subbed in for the fight against Mark Zuckerberg

Keryn Donnelly

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Elon Musk’s doppelgänger is training in case he gets subbed in for the fight against Mark Zuckerberg

Elon Musk's Chinese doppelgänger is in training in case he needs to be subbed in during the tech billionaire's cage fight with Mark Zuckerberg.

Yep, you read that right.

In case you missed it, the boss of the social media site formally known as Twitter challenged Zuckerberg to a cage fight on June 20.

To which, Zuckerberg replied: "Send me the location".


Since then, photos have emerged online of Zuckerberg looking ripped, after he trained with UFC fighters.

Now, Yilong Ma, a Chinese TikToker who bears a wild resemblance to Musk has been posting videos of himself pretending to fight Zuckerberg.

Wearing doge shorts and a pair of boxing gloves, Ma pretends to box Musk's tech billionaire rival in a series of videos, while shouting 'come on, come on, come on, come on' and 'KO!'


In the videos, Ma stands in front of a Tesla and pretends to box a man who is wearing a cardboard box over his head with a photo of Zuckerberg taped to it, who he has dubbed... Zuckerbox.

Ah, the internet is a weird and wonderful place.

In one of the videos, Ma's parody of Musk says he will give away a Tesla if he beats Zuckerberg. In another one of the videos, the man with the box on his head writes an X on Ma's chest in permanent marker before Ma pretends to box him.

Obviously, people in the comments are loving it.


"Well after seeing this, my money's on Elon Musk," one person commented.

Another added: "I'm not going to join Team Musk, but I'm always on Team Ma."

A third added: "He even got the Elon Musk build."


Ma first went viral in December 2021 in a video uploaded to Douyin, China’s version of TikTok, which was then shared on Facebook.

After noting his uncanny resemblance to the X CEO, his followers began calling him 'Yi Long Musk'.

Months after he went viral, Musk tweeted that he would 'like to meet' his doppelgänger 'if he is real'.

“Hard to tell with DeepFakes these days,” he added, referring to digitally altered videos used to replicate a person’s likeness.


Ma has since been banned on Douyin but has over a million followers on TikTok.

He regularly posts videos of himself pretending to be the tech billionaire.

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/Yi Long Ma.

Topics: News, Celebrity, Elon Musk, Twitter, Mark Zuckerberg

Keryn Donnelly
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