Elon Musk receives training offer from UFC star ahead of billionaire cage fight with Mark Zuckerberg
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Elon Musk has received training offers from two UFC stars to help prepare him for his proposed cage fight against Mark Zuckerberg.
Twitter chairman, Musk, challenged his social media rival, Zuckerberg, to a cage fight on Thursday.
The 51-year-old tweeted that he was "up for a cage fight" with the Facebook and Meta boss.
Zuckerberg was quick to respond, simply stating: "Send me location", to which Musk proposed the Las Vegas Octagan.
But what started as a joke has snowballed into a genuine possibility, with UFC president Dana White revealing both men were "dead serious" about the fight.
Meanwhile, MMA stars Jorge Masvidal and Sean Strickland have offered their services to help train Musk for the fight.
Strickland is currently ranked seventh in the UFC middle weight category while Masvidal recently retired from the sport after an impressive 20-year innings which saw him compete for the UFC welterweight title twice.
And both men appear keen on getting Musk into shape for what has been labelled the "biggest fight in the history of the world" by White.
Strickland was the first to throw his hat in the ring, lambasting Zuckerberg and telling Musk to come to Vegas.
He tweeted: "Man f*** Mark Zuckerberg.. Dirty communist…. No one wants your goggles and your disinformation censorship but…. Facebook market gets a pass…. @elonmusk come to Vegas. We will put in work!'"
Masvidal soon followed by putting his name forward."@elonmusk lmk we get some work in," tweeted the American.
Meanwhile, Zuckerberg is well renowned for his jiu-jitsu skills, regularly posting videos of himself in action on Instagram.
Just last month, the 38-year-old entered a Brazilian jiu-jitsu tournament, winning a gold and a silver medal in the two disciplines he took part in.
On the other hand, Musk took pride in his signature move he calls 'The Walrus'. "I have this great move that I call 'The Walrus', where I just lie on top of my opponent and do nothing," the South African tweeted on Thursday.
Nevertheless, White insisted that Musk told him he's done martial arts and jiu-jitsu. While he also allegedly said: "People might not think this of me but I've been in plenty of fights growing up in South Africa."