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Elon Musk challenges Vladimir Putin to a fight on Twitter

Elon Musk giving a tour of the South Texas SpaceX facility. (Everyday Astronaut/Youtube)

Elon Musk wants to go head to head with Russian president Vladimir Putin.

In the early Monday morning hours, the SpaceX CEO went after Putin in a tweet:

The Russian words directly translate to "Vladimir Putin: and "Ukraine," which he said would be the stakes in the single combat fight.

A Twitter user asked him if he would be surprised if Putin accepted the challenge, to which Musk replied in Russian words that translate to “it would be an honor.”

Musk recently got involved in the Russian invasion of Ukraine by responding to a request from Ukraine’s vice prime minister as worries of lost internet access spread. He sent a truckload of Starlink antennas to Ukraine so they could be used to connect to SpaceX’s satellite-based internet service, with the warning that the probability of being targeted while using them is high.

Later in the day Monday, as other Twitter users wondered who would win, Musk claimed to have thrown a world-class sumo wrestler once, which resulted in a smashed neck disc that led to seven years of back pain.


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