Elon Musk Challenges Vladimir Putin To “Single Combat” To Win Over Ukraine, And He’s Not Kidding

Elon Musk challenges Vladimir Putin to a fight. Yes you read that right - World News

Billionaire Elon Musk has challenged Russian President Vladimir Putin to “single combat”, with the “stakes” being Ukraine.

With Mr Putin’s name written in Russian and Ukraine written in Ukrainian, the Tesla chief executive tweeted: “I hereby challenge (Vladimir Putin) to single combat.

“Stakes are (Ukraine).”

“Do you accept this fight?” he added in Russian, directly addressing the official English-language Twitter account of the 69-year-old president.

Elon Musk.

The South African-born billionaire, who has been known for making outlandish comments on twitter in the past, may be biting off more than he can handle in challenging the former head of the KGB.

There was no immediate reaction from Putin, but Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov posted a mocking response on Telegram, saying: “Elon Musk: I wouldn’t advise you to test your strength against Putin.

“Your weight categories are too different,” said Kadyrov.

Musk, 50, had already offered his support for Kyiv, tweeting “hold strong Ukraine” this month while also offering “my sympathies to the great people of Russia, who do not want this” war.

He also responded to a Kyiv plea by activating the Starlink internet service in Ukraine and sending equipment to help bring connectivity to areas hit by Russian military attacks.

Musk often raises eyebrows on Twitter. In February, he accused the US stock market regulator, which had imposed fines and restrictions on Musk and Tesla, of trying to muzzle his free speech.

And he compared Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to Adolf Hitler in a message supporting opponents of COVID-19 restrictions. He later deleted the post.

What do we really know about Vladimir Putin?

It must be noted that Putin is an avid judoka and attended the sport at the 2012 London Olympics.

He is a judo black belt and has co-authored a book titled Judo: History, Theory, Practice.

However, the International Judo Federation (IJF) has revoked Putin’s black belt and suspended his honorary presidency of the IJF, citing “the ongoing war conflict in Ukraine”.

Meanwhile, in a previous interview, Musk said that he had trained in kyokushin karate, taekwondo, judo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu when he was a child.