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Elon Musk Posts Photo Of Him Sumo Wrestling In Latest Challenge To Fight Vladimir Putin

Stewart Perrie


Elon Musk Posts Photo Of Him Sumo Wrestling In Latest Challenge To Fight Vladimir Putin

Elon Musk has revealed he's prepared to fight Vladimir Putin in more ways than one.

The tech billionaire sent a bizarre and unexpected challenge to the Russian President earlier this month in response to his invasion in Ukraine.

Musk said he wanted to battle against Putin and wrote on Twitter using the Russian alphabet: "I hereby challenge Владимир Путин [Vladimir Putin] to single combat."

He then added: "Stakes are Україна [Ukraine]," also writing out the country's name in its own language.

But now he's responded to a tweet from Changpeng Zhao, the chief executive of crypto platform Binance, who expressed concern about the fight offer because he hadn't seen Musk's 'kong fu videos'.

In an attempt to silence the skepticism, Elon posted a photo of him sumo wrestling, however it's unclear whether this was taken recently.

Musk has also offered to fight Vladimir Putin with one hand and even encouraged the Russian leader to bring a bear to give him a leg up in the battle.

Chechen warlord Ramzan Kadyrov offered to help train Musk to go toe-to-toe with the Kremlin boss, despite him being one of Putin's firmest loyalists.

Kadyrov noted how the Russian President has a black belt in judo, but said it was his experience as a 'world politician, strategist, a scourge of the West and the US' that would see him defeat Musk.

The Chechen boss advised Musk he could train at three different facilities to get him geared up for a showdown with Putin

The Tesla founder was invited to the Russian Special Forces University to get firearms training. He was then encouraged to attend Fight Club Akhmat, named after Kadyrov's father and former Chechen ruler Akhmat Kadyrov, where Elon could be 'trained to take a punch'.

Finally, Musk could go to the Gronzy Chechen State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company to learn about 'black PR'.

Kadyrov seemed amused in his message to the SpaceX founder and appeared to jokingly refer to Musk as a female called 'Elona'.

While the internet has lapped up the exchange, there was one group in particular who was not happy.

Hacking group Anonymous called Musk out for the 'stunt' and said it was a cynical attempt to garner some attention.

The group said: "Elon has no authority regarding the legal status of statehood and sovereignty of Ukraine.

"People are suffering, innocents are being killed, cities are being bombed, women and children are dying: Elon pushes publicity stunt. Shame on you."

This comes after Anonymous launched a cyber offensive against Putin over his ordering of Russian troops to cross the border last month.

Featured Image Credit: Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/ZUMA Wire/Alamy Live News. Mikhail Klimentyev/Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/TASS/Alamy Live News

Topics: elon musk, Ukraine, Russia

Stewart Perrie
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